Robinson: “Harlequins Win Was About Maintaining Composure”

Tuesday 02 February 2016 Written by: Adam

Falcons Lock Sean Robinson believes composure was the key to his team’s fourth consecutive home victory.

Speaking after the 26-19 win over Harlequins, man of the match Robinson admitted that his team had caused themselves problems with a disappointing start to the second half.

“I thought we had a really good first half and put ourselves in a strong position to go on and win the game, but were just slow out the blocks in that second half and made it hard for ourselves.”

With Quins having scored two quick tries to take the lead for the first time, things looked bleak for the Falcons who had worked so hard to get ahead from kick off. However the Falcons were quick to work together to get back in the game.

“We just needed to find that spark and get a bit more energy and intensity when we’d become a bit sluggish.

“I think it’s about maintaining composure; you know what your game plan is and what your roles are so you’ve just got to go out there and back yourself.”

The refreshed energy paid off, three penalties and a try helping the home side overcome the deficit and take the victory.

Speaking of his fellow forwards, Robinson said: “Credit to the whole of the pack really in that last section. Bobby Vickers getting over the line as usual – he’s lethal from a yard out!”

Next up for the Falcons is a trip to Coventry to take on an in-form Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.

“Obviously next weekend will be a tough game for us, but we’ll take confidence from today’s result and if we can put some of the faults from today then we might just be able to get something from the game.”

For the full Falcons TV interview with Sean Robinson click [here][1].

Newcastle Falcons are back in action at Kingston Park Stadium on Friday 12th February when they face Leicester Tigers at 7.45pm.

Tickets to that game are available to buy now [online][2], in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the Falcons’ 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 starting from £15 for adults and £7.50 for juniors.