Orr looks to build on 7s exploits

Monday 08 August 2016 Written by: Adam

After winning their Kingston Park qualifier the previous weekend the Falcons fell to both Ospreys and Harlequins on Sunday in Coventry, Orr saying: “Even with the disappointment of losing both games in the finals we feel like it has been a worthwhile competition.

“On the fitness side it has been great, and the boys have got into some good full-contact stuff. We are where we want to be fitness-wise and we will keep on working on the rest of our game.”

Lamenting his side’s pair of defeats at the Ricoh Arena, the Aussie back-rower added: “We were pretty disappointed with how we went.

“We started poorly in the Plate semi-final with Harlequins. There were some good individual performances from guys like Adam Radwan, but overall we didn’t perform as we know we can.

“In the Cup quarter-final with Ospreys we started pretty well and had the first try to our name, but we made a few lapses with things like our communication in defence.”

Now looking to translate his sevens endeavours into the 15-a-side game, Orr said: “In terms of the 15s stuff the boys enjoyed a positive start scoring 50 points against Nottingham on Saturday, there were good signs in that game and we are just excited now to get into the season.

“We are a team who like to move the ball around and play with lots of flair – the boys are looking strong in pre-season and shaping up well.”

Newcastle Falcons are next in action on Saturday when they host Greene King IPA Championship finalists Doncaster Knights in a 3pm kick-off at Kingston Park Stadium.

This game is included in the 2016-17 season ticket membership package. Non-season ticket members can gain entry for £20 premium seating, £10 standard seating and standing or £5 for under-16s. To book call 0871 226 6060 or [**click here**][1]

[1]: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons/details/event.aspx?itemref=2966