Archive August 2016

VIDEO: Highlights of the Falcons' unbeaten pre-season

Wednesday 31 August 2016

As Newcastle Falcons fans gear up for Friday's Aviva Premiership opener at home to Sale Sharks (8pm), we bring you some video highlights from the club's unbeaten pre-season.

Season ticket member 10% discount on new match kit

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Season ticket members are entitled to a 10% discount on Newcastle Falcons' new match kits during Friday's season opener against Sale Sharks.

Falcons are 'in a better place' says Jon Welsh

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Jon Welsh says Newcastle Falcons are in a ‘much better place’ with an unbeaten pre-season leaving them in perfect position for Friday’s Aviva Premiership kick-off against Sale Sharks.

RGS v Durham School to be held at Kingston Park

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Kingston Park Stadium will host the annual match between Royal Grammar School Newcastle and Durham School on Friday September 9 (kick-off 7pm).

Northampton away game moved for TV

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons' Aviva Premiership round nine match at Northampton Saints has been moved to Friday November 25 (kick-off 7.45pm) for live broadcast on BT Sport.

Season ticket members evening on September 12

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons' season ticket member night will be held at Kingston Park Stadium on Monday September 12, with the opportunity to meet the players and watch the Aviva A-League opener.

Harris buoyed by pre-season momentum

Monday 29 August 2016

Chris Harris believes Newcastle Falcons’ unbeaten pre-season has set them up in perfect fashion for Friday’s Aviva Premiership opener at home to Sale Sharks (kick-off 8pm).

Book your place for Friday's season opener

Monday 29 August 2016

Aviva Premiership Rugby returns to Kingston Park Stadium on Friday night when Newcastle Falcons kick off the new campaign at home to northern rivals Sale Sharks.

Toast the new season with Falcons' new official beer

Sunday 28 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons fans can toast the 2016-17 season by sampling the club's official new beer on Friday, when Sale Sharks are the visitors to Kingston Park Stadium.

Big screen upgrade at Kingston Park Stadium

Sunday 28 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons' ongoing commitment to improving the matchday experience will see the club installing a bigger, better and more interactive screen at Kingston Park Stadium.

Fans set to enjoy new '1877 Bar' on match days

Saturday 27 August 2016

The summer upgrade at Newcastle Falcons extends well beyond just the playing squad, with supporters set to benefit from new and improved bars.

Takulua hails Fonua impact

Friday 26 August 2016

Sonatane Takulua is backing fellow Tongan Opeti Fonua to be a hit at Newcastle Falcons after catching the eye on his debut.

Richards happy with unbeaten pre-season

Friday 26 August 2016

Director of rugby Dean Richards was happy with most of what he saw during Friday’s 26-21 triumph at Edinburgh as his Newcastle Falcons team completed their unbeaten pre-season.

Edinburgh 21 Falcons 26

Friday 26 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons completed an unbeaten pre-season at BT Murrayfield on Friday night, Callum Chick’s late try handing them a 26-21 triumph.

Debut for Goneva as Falcons name side for Edinburgh

Friday 26 August 2016

Fijian try machine Vereniki Goneva will make his Newcastle Falcons debut in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield (7.35pm).

Olympian Marcus Watson fully focused on Falcons

Thursday 25 August 2016

Proudly sporting his Olympic silver medal and reliving the exploits of Team GB in Rio de Janeiro, Marcus Watson is now fully focused on Newcastle Falcons’ Aviva Premiership campaign.

Nili Latu to lead U13s to U16s pre-match coaching camp

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons back-rower Nili Latu will be offering his expertise to players from under-13s to under-16s on Friday September 2 when the club hosts a pre-match development camp.

New-boy Egerton loving the Kingston Park learning curve

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Sam Egerton admits he is on a learning curve despite a flying start to his time as a Newcastle Falcons player.

Matchday group deals from £10 a head

Tuesday 23 August 2016

The Aviva Premiership season is almost upon us, and Newcastle Falcons are offering match-day group deals from just £10 per person.

Dan backing Falcons to marshal their skills

Monday 22 August 2016

Winger says nine tries in damp conditions show Falcons are aiming to play with ambition in 2016/17

Aviva A League fixtures confirmed

Monday 22 August 2016

A League season opens at home against Northampton Wanderers

Youngsters posing selection questions for Richards

Saturday 20 August 2016

Young players giving Falcons DOR food for selection thought following win over Gala RFC

Gala RFC 12 - 57 Newcastle Falcons

Saturday 20 August 2016

Young Newcastle side take third pre season win in Scottish Borders

European campaign opens away to Ospreys

Friday 19 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons will open their 2016/17 European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign away to Ospreys on Friday October 14th, as tournament organiser EPCR confirm the first four rounds of pool matches.

Team to play Gala RFC

Thursday 18 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons have named their team for Friday’s friendly at Scottish Premiership side Gala RFC (kick-off 7.30pm).

Sale Sharks in sight as season opener draws near

Thursday 18 August 2016

Excitement is building at Kingston Park Stadium as Newcastle Falcons prepare for their Aviva Premiership opener against Sale Sharks on Friday September 2.

Press day a big draw

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Regional and national media descended on Kingston Park Stadium on Wednesday as Newcastle Falcons hosted their annual press day.

Successful residential camp at Barnard Castle School

Wednesday 17 August 2016

More than 130 players attended the successful week-long residential coaching camp at Barnard Castle School, in conjunction with Newcastle Falcons and Yorkshire Carnegie.

Enjoy fine dining and selected wines on gourmet night

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons are holding the next of their popular gourmet evenings at Kingston Park Stadium on Friday September 23.

Falcons set for Galashiels assignment

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons are in the Borders this Friday when they take on Scottish Premiership side Gala RFC.

Senior player and academy sponsorship

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Associate your company with a world-class Newcastle Falcons player.

Book your festive celebration early for a 20% discount

Monday 15 August 2016

Book your festive celebration with us before the end of September and receive a 20% discount.

Don't miss a kick with 2016-17 season ticket membership

Monday 15 August 2016

Having won both of their pre-season games in convincing fashion Newcastle Falcons are accelerating into the new campaign, so what better time to become a season ticket member?

VIDEO: Olmstead loving life with 'exciting and vibrant' Falcons

Monday 15 August 2016

Having scored tries in both of his appearances for the club, Canada lock Evan Olmstead is enjoying life at 'exciting and vibrant' Newcastle Falcons.

Lawson takes positives from pre-season triumph

Saturday 13 August 2016

Two-try hooker Scott Lawson says there is much more to come from his Newcastle Falcons team despite Saturday’s 34-12 triumph over Championship finalists Doncaster Knights.

Richards happy with solid work-out against Doncaster

Saturday 13 August 2016

Director of rugby Dean Richards insisted there was plenty to work on after Saturday’s 34-12 home win over Doncaster Knights, but was satisfied with a lot of what he saw.

Newcastle Falcons 34 Doncaster Knights 12

Saturday 13 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons were made to graft for their second successive pre-season victory at Kingston Park Stadium as Championship finalists Doncaster Knights gave them a thorough work-out.

Team named to face Doncaster Knights

Friday 12 August 2016

Will Welch captains Newcastle Falcons on Saturday when they host Greene King IPA Championship finalists Doncaster Knights at Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Olympic silver for Newcastle Falcons' Marcus Watson

Friday 12 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons wing Marcus Watson is an Olympic silver medallist after his Team GB rugby 7s side reached Thursday night’s final in Rio de Janeiro.

Match Day Information - Doncaster Knights

Thursday 11 August 2016

All you need to know to enjoy today's match at Kingston Park

Falcons pair start for England Under-18s

Thursday 11 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons pair Josh Williams and Jamie Blamire both start for England Under-18s on Friday when they take on France Under-18s in Cape Town.

Hospitality selling fast for Aviva Premiership opener

Thursday 11 August 2016

Hospitality places are selling fast for Newcastle Falcons' Aviva Premiership opener against Sale Sharks on Friday September 2 (kick-off 8pm).

Leicester powerhouse Opeti Fonua joins Newcastle Falcons

Thursday 11 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons have completed the signing of Tonga and Leicester Tigers back-row forward Opeti Fonua.

Watson's Olympic medal hopes still alive

Thursday 11 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons wing Marcus Watson's hopes of an Olympic medal are still alive after Team GB made it through to the semi-finals of the rugby 7s in Rio de Janeiro.

VACANCY: Cellarman

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons are looking to recruit a full-time cellarman.

Register or update your details for a FREE Doncaster ticket

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Register for Newcastle Falcons' new-and-improved ezine by 2pm on Friday and receive a FREE ticket for Saturday's home friendly against Doncaster Knights (kick-off 3pm at Kingston Park Stadium).

Watson scores Olympic winner

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons' Marcus Watson scored the decisive try for Team GB as they defeated Japan 21-19 on day one of the Olympic 7s in Rio.

Club statement

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons have welcomed the not-guilty verdict in the trial of Zach Kibirige.

Replica match kits now in stock

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons' club shop has received the first delivery of the new Gilbert replica match kits ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Laycock expects step up against Doncaster

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Skills coach Mark Laycock expects a robust physical challenge when Greene King IPA Championship finalists Doncaster Knights visit Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

Olmstead out to continue pre-season progress

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Canadian lock Evan Olmstead is keen for Newcastle Falcons to continue their pre-season momentum when they host Greene King IPA Championship finalists Doncaster Knights at Kingston Park Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Richards seeks greater patience and cohesion

Monday 8 August 2016

Cohesion and patience are top of Dean Richards’ wish list as Newcastle Falcons prepare for Saturday’s visit of Doncaster Knights to Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Dine in style throughout the 2016-17 season

Monday 8 August 2016

A rare opportunity has arisen to book an executive box within our award-winning hospitality area for the entire 2016-17 campaign.

Orr looks to build on 7s exploits

Monday 8 August 2016

Harrison Orr believes the Singha 7s has been a useful exercise for Newcastle Falcons despite having lost both of their games on finals day.

Laycock rues 'disappointing' Singha 7s finals

Sunday 7 August 2016

There was no masking the frustration felt by coach Mark Laycock as Newcastle Falcons lost both of their games in Sunday’s Singha 7s finals in Coventry.

Falcons fail to fire in Singha 7s finals

Sunday 7 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons bowed out of the Singha Premiership 7s at the Plate semi-final stage, losing both of their games at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Sunday.

Richards largely happy with pre-season opener

Saturday 6 August 2016

Director of rugby Dean Richards said the middle 40 minutes of Saturday’s 50-12 win over Nottingham had pleased him, but admitted there was plenty to work on for his Newcastle Falcons side.

Newcastle Falcons 50 Nottingham 12

Saturday 6 August 2016

A strong second-half showing helped Newcastle Falcons get their pre-season campaign off to a flying start against Championship side Nottingham at Darlington’s Northern Echo Arena on Saturday.

VIDEO: Wilson eager for first friendly

Saturday 6 August 2016

Back row Mark Wilson says he and his team-mates will get an idea of how their pre-season has gone on Saturday, as Newcastle Falcons face Nottingham at the Northern Echo Arena in Darlington.

Welsh returns as Falcons name team to face Nottingham

Friday 5 August 2016

Scotland prop Jon Welsh will make his comeback from injury on Saturday when Newcastle Falcons meet Greene King IPA Championship side Nottingham at Darlington Mowden Park’s Northern Echo Arena (kick-off 3pm).

Tyrone Holmes bolsters Falcons back row

Friday 5 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of former Scotland flanker Tyrone Holmes.

Laycock ready for Singha 7s challenge

Friday 5 August 2016

Coach Mark Laycock knows Sunday’s Singha Premiership finals will be a major step up from the group phase, but says his Newcastle Falcons squad have the quality to challenge for the title.

VACANCIES: Academy and junior academy physiotherapists

Thursday 4 August 2016

Two exciting opportunities are available to join our academy physiotherapy team.

Marshall backs Falcons to shine at Singha 7s finals

Thursday 4 August 2016

Dan Marshall believes Newcastle Falcons’ all-round game makes them a credible contender for the Singha Premiership 7s title at Sunday’s finals day in Coventry.

VIDEO: Delany previews Nottingham opener

Thursday 4 August 2016

Fly-half Mike Delany says Newcastle Falcons are looking to take control as they begin their pre-season match schedule against Nottingham on Saturday.

Falcons pair to tour South Africa with England U18s

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons pair Josh Williams and Jamie Blamire have been named in England Under-18s' squad for their upcoming tour to South Africa.

Award-winning match-day hospitality at Kingston Park

Wednesday 3 August 2016

With top-class corporate facilities, our award-winning events team delivers the ultimate hospitality experience at Kingston Park Stadium. With bookings coming in and matches now filling up, make sure you book your match-day hospitality to avoid disappointment.

Newcastle Falcons squad for Singha 7s finals

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Stability is the buzz-word for Newcastle Falcons ahead of Sunday's Singha Premiership 7s finals at Coventry's Ricoh Arena, having made just one change to their squad.

Civetta called into USA elite training squad

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons lock Nick Civetta has been named in the USA's elite training squad ahead of their autumn internationals.

Catterick plots route to Singha 7s success

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Tom Catterick says finals day will be a major step up from qualifying as his Newcastle Falcons squad heads to Coventry for Sunday’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s showpiece.

Newcastle Falcons and Gosforth RFC forge closer links

Tuesday 2 August 2016

In recognition of the rich rugby heritage intertwining the two clubs, Newcastle Falcons and Gosforth RFC are delighted to announce a series of events and initiatives in 2017 which will mark a number of important milestones and anniversaries.

Richards relishing Darlington trip as Falcons fly south

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards has no qualms about Saturday's facilities as Newcastle Falcons face Nottingham at Darlington Mowden Park's Northern Echo Arena.

Laycock seeking improvements for Singha 7s finals

Monday 1 August 2016

Coach Mark Laycock says his Newcastle Falcons squad have plenty more to show as they prepare for Sunday’s Singha 7s finals in Coventry.

Falcons to open 15s account against Nottingham on Saturday

Monday 1 August 2016

Newcastle Falcons take their first steps in the 15-a-side format this Saturday when they meet Greene King IPA Championship outfit Nottingham.