Falcons in five-way Euro shootout this weekend

Monday 16 January 2023 Written by: Adam

The Falcons are battling with Perpignan, Bath, Zebre Parma and Brive for passage through to the last 16, with only a single point between them in the standings.

Five of the six qualifying spots have already been secured going into the final round of group action, making for a fascinating climax this weekend.

Perpignan, Bath, Zebre and Brive have the slight advantage as they sit on one point, with Newcastle yet to get off the mark.

But with an intriguing round of fixtures to come, the competition is very much alive.

Should two or more teams be tied on points at the end of the pool phase the determining factors are (in order), points difference, tries scored and fewest number of players suspended.

Friday’s schedule could see the picture become clearer as Perpignan travel to Bristol, with Zebre at Toulon while Bath travel to Glasgow.

Saturday sees Newcastle hosting Connacht at 5.30pm, with Brive hosting Cardiff earlier in the afternoon.

Falcons season ticket holders are reminded that Saturday’s 5.30pm kick-off at home to Connacht IS included in their 2022-23 package.

[**Click here**][1] to buy your tickets.

[**Click here**][2] to view the pool standings in the EPCR Challenge Cup.

[1]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/EDP/Event/Index/1774
[2]: https://www.epcrugby.com/challenge-cup/matches/pool-tables/