Wednesday 20 March 2013 Written by: Adam

The talented centre, 26, who has spent the last eight seasons in the capital with Saracens, is keen to help the Falcons maintain their impressive winning streak which now stretches to 24 games in all competitions.

“Coming from Saracens I’m used to a winning mentality, and it is evident here that confidence is high,” said Romford-born Powell.

> We were brought down to earth a little bit against Bedford a couple of
> weeks ago, and hopefully that is the scare that we needed going into
> the play-offs,”

Now Powell is focussed on propelling the Falcons back to the big time at the first time of asking under the stewardship of Dean Richards.

“I think this is the best part of the season as you start getting the big matches such as the semi-finals and finals, and it’s a time that all players look forward to,” said Powell.

He added: “At the moment we just want to win every game that we play going into the end of season play-offs.”

Upping sticks to Newcastle last week, the cockney born and bred hit-man admits he has received a friendly welcome from everyone at the club.

He said: “Everyone has been really friendly to me and I have been made to feel welcome – it also helps that Noah [Cato] is here as I’ve known him for a long time.”

You can watch more of Powell’s interview on Falcons TV by clicking here.

The Falcons’ next home game is against Jersey on Friday 29 March (kick-off 5pm). Tickets are still available by calling the Falcons Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 or click here to purchase online.