Team news: Under-18s line-up for finals day

Friday 14 February 2020

Newcastle Falcons Under-18s have named their side for Sunday's Premiership Rugby U18s Academy League third-place play-off against Bristol Bears.

The game is a 2pm kick-off at Worcester's Sixways ground, the Falcons playing in their first ever finals day in the competition's six-year history.

Academy coach James Ponton said: "We set a target at the start of the season to get to the finals day, and it's great that we have been able to achieve that.

"We finished third in the Northern Conference after winning four of our six games, and only missed out on second place by a single try over the course of the season.

"We have played some good rugby over the six games and we have some great talent coming through, so it's an exciting opportunity to be able to showcase that down at Worcester on Sunday."

Newcastle Falcons U18s team v Bristol Bears (Sunday, 2pm, Sixways)

15 Tom Robinson

14 Lewis Robertson

13 Thomas Moore

12 Ewan Greenlaw

11 Matthew Ward

10 James Blackett

9 Ben Douglas

1 Mark Dormer

2 Owen Chaplin

3 Phil Brantingham (captain)

4 Ben Robson

5 Louis Peacock

6 Rhys Tait

7 Guy Pepper

8 Owen Vassallo

Replacements

16 Ollie Fletcher

17 Matthew Siddle

18 Drew Thompson

19 Innes Hill

20 Marcus Tiffen

21 James Naylor

22 Nathan Gough

23 Ollie Spencer

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