Friday 07 November 2014 Written by: Adam

It’s been a busy season since Calum Green signed for the club this summer from Leeds Carnegie. Having already fitted into the squad nicely, the twenty four year old from Norwich is already becoming an established face at the Falcons at second row.

On talking about his time so far, Green said that working under Dean Richards and John Wells was a “good opportunity” and that although he may not be the tallest, he thrives on tackling at the breakdown. Green has also been one of many players to praise the new pitch at Kingston Park which the squad train on every week.

Whilst commenting on his time before the Falcons, he mentions current teammate Dom Barrow when he plied his trade at Headingley with Leeds, as well as his time at Leicester
Tigers and also spoke highly of being coached by Nick Youngs, father of British and Irish Lions internationals, Ben and Tom. Green also spoke very highly of John Wells stating that the head coach is “keen on attention to detail” and “develops players very well”.

Green has also been very pleased with the last few weeks following the good run of results at the club saying that the club have “come on, especially with the win over Exeter Chiefs” in the Aviva Premiership last month. On talking about the upcoming fixtures, Green goes onto say that there is a great chance of going on to beat Bath Rugby with selected players missing from their squad due to international duty as well as scuppering Gloucester at the Bring the Noise game on November 21st. Green believes that victories over the two Premiership giants will put the Falcons in a “good place around Christmas time”.

The second row was also quizzed about the accolades in the league that he is already achieved following the statistic that Green is one of the most consistent tacklers in the Premiership this season. On asked about it he said: “I was surprised, it’s nice to get little things like that”.

With the Cardiff Blues in town this Friday night in the LV Cup, Callum believes that the Welsh outfit will be “well drilled” but is hoping the Falcons can register their first win in the competition this season after disappointment against the Northampton Saints. Following the defeat at Franklin Gardens, Green was happy to play with “the new lads but was upset not to get the win” with the Falcons having played “good rugby” but had occasionally “switched off”.

Calum will feature in tomorrow night’s match against Cardiff Blues, tickets are still available via the club website and the box office at : 0871 226 6060.