Newcastle Falcons endured a touch day in the capital on Saturday as a Harlequins side laden with returning internationals inflicted an Aviva Premiership defeat on Dean Richards’ men.
Newcastle Falcons lost at home in the Aviva Premiership for the first time in 2017 as champions Saracens put in an efficient away showing.
Newcastle Falcons were not short on endeavour but failed to find a bonus point on a day of frustration at Exeter’s Sandy Park on Saturday.
Newcastle Falcons staged a remarkable second-half comeback to snatch a precious five Aviva Premiership points at home to Northampton Saints on Sunday.
Newcastle Falcons had to make do with a pair of losing bonus points at Sale Sharks on Friday night as Vereniki Goneva ran in a hat-trick of tries.