Newcastle Falcons wrote their own chapter of European rugby history on Sunday in the French Riviera, defying the odds to record a memorable Heineken Champions Cup victory over Toulon.
Newcastle Falcons were made to pay for a pair of second-half sin-binnings and a host of key injuries as Sale Sharks made the extra men count in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership northern derby.
Newcastle Falcons chalked up back-to-back victories in the Premiership Rugby Shield, outlasting a charged-up Northampton Wanderers side at Kingston Park Stadium on Monday.
Newcastle Falcons took only a losing bonus point from Friday night’s Kingston Park nail-biter as a late penalty from Lima Sopoaga clinched a Gallagher Premiership victory for Wasps.
An Adam Radwan hat-trick helped Newcastle to a convincing Premiership Rugby Shield victory over Leicester Tigers on Monday at Kingston Park Stadium.