Joel Matavesi starts at fly-half

A-Team named for tonight's trip to Sale Jets

Monday 16 April 2018

Newcastle Falcons have named their A-Team for tonight's A-League game against Sale Jets at Heywood Road.

The A-League encounter is a 7.30pm kick-off, Newcastle already assured of second place in the northern conference and an away semi-final at either Harlequins or Exeter.

Nonetheless they will complete their group campaign tonight, looking to build on big wins at home to Leicester and Northampton in their last two encounters.

Tonight's line-up sees the Falcons widening their net, with a number of guest players included.

Doncaster's Morgan Eames starts at lock, with Northumbria University's Matt Salway packing down on the openside flank.

Junior academy trio Alistair Blackett, Will Montgomery and Tom Marshall are all named on the bench, as are Leeds Beckett's Dan Kelly and Northumbria's Aedan Moloney.

Having started for Doncaster over the weekend Cameron Cowell is named at full-back, Joel Matavesi starting at fly-half after impressing from the bench in last week's home win over northern conference leaders Northampton.

Newcastle Falcons A-Team v Sale Jets (Monday, 7.30pm, Heywood Road)

15 Cameron Cowell

14 Adam Radwan

13 Tom Penny

12 Charlie Wilson

11 Zach Kibirige

10 Joel Matavesi

9 Sam Stuart

1 Adam Brocklebank

2 Jamie Blamire

3 Jake Ilnicki

4 Andrew Davidson

5 Morgan Eames (Doncaster Knights)

6 Jack Payne

7 Matt Salway (Northumbria University)

8 Max Davies

Replacements

16 Alistair Blackett (Junior Academy)

17 Sami Mavinga

18 Trevor Davison

19 Will Montgomery (Junior Academy)

20 Tom Marshall (Junior Academy)

21 Craig Willis

22 Dan Kelly (Leeds Beckett)

23 Aedan Moloney (Northumbria University)

Sale Jets

15 Tomasi Tanumi

14 Taraisi Wara

13 Billy Wara

12 Henry Vaka

11 Chris Owen

10 James Robbins

9 Matt Sturgess

1 Jake Pope

2 Curtis Langdon

3 Brandon Palmer

4 Matt Postlethwaite (captain)

5 Charlie Pozniak

6 Johnny Leota

7 Teddy Leatherbarrow

8 Ciaran Booth

Replacements

16 Nic Dolly

17 Monty Weatherby

18 Paul McGookin

19 Matt Garrod

20 Connor James

21 Connor Adams

22 Mike Barlow

23 Wes Hamilton

Referee: John Meredith

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