Team news: Falcons A and England U20s line-ups

Saturday 01 May 2021 Written by: Adam

The game is a 1pm kick-off, Newcastle aiming for a repeat of the 43-22 victory they achieved when the two teams last met in March.

Newcastle wing Matty Ward lines up for England Under-20s, having scored against them for the Falcons in that game.

Toby Salmon plays his first match as a Falcon since returning from his loan spell at Saracens, while Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti is on the bench after returning from Jersey Reds.

A match report will be posted on the club website after the final whistle, although there will be no twitter updates due to this weekend’s ongoing social media boycott.

**Newcastle Falcons A:** 15 Tom Arscott, 14 Chidera Obonna, 13 Pete Lucock, 12 Joel Matavesi, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Will Haydon-Wood, 9 James Blackett; 1 Kyle Cooper, 2 Robbie Smith, 3 Mark Tampin, 4 Toby Salmon, 5 Will Montgomery, 6 Rob Farrar, 7 Connor Collett (captain), 8 Tom Marshall.

**Replacements:** 16 Charlie Maddison, 17 Sam Lockwood, 18 Oscar Caudle, 19 Charlie Richards, [BLANK] Freddie Lockwood, 20 John Hardie, 21 Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti, 22 Zach Kerr, 23 Iwan Stephens.

**England Under-20s:** 15 Elliot Gourlay (Sale), 14 Deago Bailey (Bristol), 13 Oscar Beard (Harlequins), 12 Seb Atkinson (Worcester), 11 Matty Ward (Newcastle), 10 Charlie Atkinson (Wasps), 9 Tom Carr-Smith (Bath); 1 Lewis Holsey (Worcester), 2 Sam Riley (Harlequins), 3 Harvey Beaton (Saracens), 4 Alex Groves (Bristol), 5 Ewan Richards (Bath), 6 Freddie Thomas (Gloucester), 7 Lucas Brooke (London Irish), 8 Nahum Merigan (Bath).

**Replacements:** 16 Ethan Hunt (Gloucester), 17 Fin Baxter (Harlequins), 18 Luke Green (London Irish), 19 Arthur Clark (Gloucester), 20 Toby Knight (Saracens), 21 Xavier Hastings (Bath), 22 Marcus Rhodes (London Irish), 23 Matty Jones (Gloucester), 24 Tommy Matthews (Northampton), 25 Dan Lancaster (Leeds Tykes), 26 Jack Bates (Bristol), 27 Gabe Goss (Bath), 28 Olly Hartley (Wasps), 29 Arthur Relton (Exeter).

**Referee:** Hamish Smales.