Newcastle Falcons have names the squad to face Saracens Storm this evening at Allianz Park this evening, kick off 19:30.
Making the knock out stages of the competition for the first time, the squad once again sees a blend of established first team regulars and emerging talent.
The Falcons booked their place to face Storm by virtue of a 35 – 13 win over Northampton Wanderers before Christmas and should they prevail against the side coached by Joe Shaw, will face the winners of Worcester Cavaliers v Bath United in the A league final.
Speaking ahead of the match, Academy Manager Mark Laycock said: “I've been really pleased with the performance from the lads throughout the campaign to date, there have been some really big performances throughout by the players and it has been a pleasure to watch so far.”
“I’d like to think they can go further and do well. It will be based on how they approach things that determines our progress. Each of them are great players with great skill sets, and when they play with a bit of ambition they are a really dangerous side.”
Newcastle Falcons A Squad v Saracens Storm – 5/1/2015
Adam Brocklebank, Rory Clegg, Brett Connon, James Christie, Andy Davies, Andrew Dunn, Phil Godman, Rob Hawkins, Mark Irving, Scott Macleod, Ben Morris, Tom Penny, Alex Rogers, Andy Saull (c), Harry Snowdon, Dan Taylor, Dan Temm, Gonzalo Tiesi, Brian Tuilagi, Peter Weightman, Scott Wilson, Will Witty, Chris York