Wednesday 31 July 2013 Written by: Adam

Ollie Hodgson replaces Zach Kibirige who has a hamstring strain, while Tom Penny is ruled out with a foot injury with Simon Hammersley coming in for the full-back.

The Falcons, who lifted the trophy in 2011, kick-off their sevens trail at Franklin’s Gardens as they take on Leicester Tigers, Sale Sharks and hosts Northampton Saints in Group B of the competition.

**Group B: Franklin’s Gardens**

19.15 – Newcastle Falcons v Northampton
19.40 – Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks
20.10 – Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons
20.35 – Northampton Saints v Sale Sharks
21.05 – Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks
21.30 – Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

**Newcastle Falcons**: 1 Harrison Collins, 2 Ben Morris, 3 Richard Mayhew (c), 4 Glen Young, 5 Michael Tait, 6 Tom Catterick, 7 Ollie Hodgson, 8 Chris Harris, 9 Andy Davies, 10 Joel Hodgson, 11 Sean Brown, 12 Simon Hammersley