Newcastle Falcons U16s victorious against touring side

Tuesday 19 December 2023 Written by: Tom Grisedale

Newcastle Falcons’ Under-16s side emerged 17-0 victors against the Australian Raptors Rugby Academy, a touring side from down under.

The Raptors are a not-for-profit organisation based in Gerringong, New South Wales with an aim to develop coaches and players, both on and off the field.

Find out more by visiting their website HERE.

The first outing of the season for the Falcons’ youngsters saw tries from scrum-half Joe Syson, back-five forward Toby Somersall and back rower Robbie Simpson-Stoves, with centre Ajay Edwards also adding one conversion. 

Alongside plenty of attacking prowess the Falcons also showed some solid defensive capabilities, keeping the visitors from scoring.

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Newcastle Falcons U16s: 15 Alfie Warwick, 14 Louis Myers-Lewis, 13 Ajay Edwards, 12 Matt Dunn, 11 Jonny Douglas, 10 Charlie Dinneen, 9 Joe Syson; 1 Nathan Rickerby, 2 Owen Ackerley, 3 Myles Alder, 4 Ashton Quigley, 5 Dom Henderson, 6 Charlie Evans, 7 Euan Oakes, 8 Will Graham.

Replacements: 16 Theo Stephenson, 17 Spencer Moore, 18 Robbie Simpson-Stoves, 19 Jamie Black, 20 Toby Somersall, 21 Tommy Scanlan, 22 Kian Ameer-Beg, 23 Oliver Green, 24 Jake Anderson, 25 Sam Owens, 26 Luca Barrass-Robson.

ScorersTries: Joe Syson, Toby Somersall, Robbie Simpson-Stoves. Conversions: Ajay Edwards.

Photos courtesy of Chris Lishman Photography.