Lockwood returns in tonight’s A-League visit of Wasps

Monday 27 November 2017 Written by: Adam

The loose-head (pictured) joined the Falcons from Jersey in the summer of 2016 and had shown no shortage of promise when he suffered the injury in the Aviva Premiership visit of Exeter on November 18 of last year.

Having embarked on the long road back to fitness that journey reaches an important milestone this evening, Lockwood packing down for the 7pm kick-off in a front row with Santiago Socino and Trevor Davison.

Ryan Burrows captains the side from No 8 as the Falcons aim for a repeat of the 67-21 victory they achieved over Wasps on the road in round one, Josh Matavesi starting at outside centre in a midfield partnership with younger brother Joel.

Adam Radwan and Zach Kibirige offer pace on the wings, the Falcons’ bench including fit-again back Tom Penny, Newcastle University’s Daniel Nutton and Northumbria’s Aedan Moloney.

Entry to tonight’s game is free of charge via the Tap & Tackle, which will be open for drinks and refreshments before, during and after the game.

**Newcastle Falcons ‘A’ Team to face Wasps (Monday, 7pm, Kingston Park Stadium)**

15 Brett Connon

14 Adam Radwan

13 Josh Matavesi

12 Joel Matavesi

11 Zach Kibirige

10 Craig Willis

9 Ruaridh Dawson

1 Sam Lockwood

2 Santiago Socino

3 Trevor Davison

4 Glen Young

5 Andrew Davidson

6 Harrison Orr

7 Ally Hogg

8 Ryan Burrows (captain)


16 Ben Sowrey

17 Jack Payne

18 Adam Brocklebank

19 Opeti Fonua

20 Simon Uzokwe

21 Dan Nutton

22 Tom Penny

23 Aedan Moloney


15 Will Millett

14 Josh Grimes

13 Brendan Macken

12 Jacob Umaga

11 Guy Armitage

10 Connor Eastgate

9 Craig Hampson

1 George Thornton

2 Gabriel Oghre

3 Gareth Smith

4 Marcus Garratt

5 Guy Borrowdale

6 James Seabrook

7 Will Owen

8 George Cox


16 TJ Harris

17 Harry Morley

18 Jake Dodd

19 James Moreton

20 Lewis Grinsell

21 Francisco Vieira

22 Owain Davies

23 Ben Lloyd

**Referee:** Matt Turvey