Newcastle Falcons continued to build up a head of steam for the start of the new season, defeating European and Pro 14 champions Leinster at Dublin’s Energia Park on Friday night.
Newcastle Falcons enjoyed a useful 90-minute work-out against Championship side Nottingham on Saturday as they began their pre-season with a home victory.
Newcastle Falcons’ remarkable Aviva Premiership campaign ended at the semi-final stage on Saturday as champions Exeter Chiefs ran out convincing winners.
Newcastle Falcons will travel to Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals on Saturday May 19 after Wasps ended their five-and-a-half-month Kingston Park unbeaten streak.
Newcastle Falcons’ 20-year wait for a win at Welford Road ended in the most sensational of fashions on Friday, Ally Hogg’s last-minute try and a Sonatane Takulua conversion keeping their Aviva Premiership semi-final dream alive.