Sonatane Takulua is Friday’s match programme cover star

Friday 30 December 2016 Written by: Adam

The Tonga scrum-half reveals all in a candid interview, including how his desire to leave a job working in a New Zealand meat factory helped fuel his move into professional rugby.

New signing Nick Reynolds gives his first interview since joining the Falcons from London Welsh, while Wasps legend Tim Payne talks about his former club and his change of direction as a strength and conditioning coach with the Falcons.

BBC Newcastle’s Dean Gray provides this week’s ‘From the Press Box’ column, while other regular favourites include our 20-question rugby quiz, opposition lowdown, Supporters’ Club bulletin, Premiership previews, Dean Richards column, the latest from the Community Foundation, Mick Hogan column, Players’ Player of the Month and much, much more.

Your 72-page glossy match programme provides essential match-day reading and is still available for just £3 – a price freeze which has lasted for more than a decade! Make sure to pick yours up from sellers in and around the ground.

Tickets for Friday night’s game against Wasps are still available by [**clicking here**,][1] calling 0871 226 6060 or from the stadium on the day.