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.
Semi-final qualification was already a mathematical impossibility, but Newcastle Falcons at least ended their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign with a hard-earned home victory over Bath on Saturday.
Newcastle Falcons claimed an Anglo-Welsh Cup victory at a sodden Rodney Parade despite the referee calling full-time 12 minutes early in appalling conditions.
Newcastle Falcons ended their European Challenge Cup campaign with a defeat at Kingston Park on Saturday, Ospreys scoring a late double to complete their unbeaten run through the group phase.