Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons is an English rugby union team that returned to the Aviva Premiership in May 2013 after a season in the RFU Championship. The club was established in 1877 and played under the name of Gosforth Football Club until 1990. At the start of the professional era the club adopted its current name of Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons player Andy Saull

Musical sideline keeping Newcastle Falcons' Andy Saull in tune

Bored with a life of endless films and computer games, Newcastle Falcons flanker Andy Saull is now a fixture on the live music scene

Newcastle Falcons took on Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park

Newcastle Falcons 21 Rotherham Titans 22: Mark Smith's match analysis

New pitch, but still no victory for Newcastle Falcons as Rotherham Titans claim the pre-season honours by a single point

Juan Pablo Socino

Juan Pablo Socino ready to rock for Newcastle Falcons

Former club Rotherham provide the first opposition as Juan Pablo Socino makes his Newcastle Falcons debut.

Adam Powell of Newcastle Falcons

Adam Powell says Newcastle Falcons can be fantastic on plastic

Plastic pitches are nothing new to Adam Powell, who believes Newcastle Falcons can thrive on their artificial surface this season

Will Welch of Newcastle Falcons

Will Welch: Newcastle Falcons are ready to kick on up the table

Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch says his side are looking up the table, not down

Newcastle Falcons train on their new 3G artificial pitch at Kingston Park

Mark Wilson: Newcastle Falcons have not lost the Kingston Park factor

A new pitch does not mean Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park ground will be a picnic for visiting sides, insists Mark Wilson.

Newcastle Falcons scrum half Warren Fury in action

Warren Fury backs Newcastle Falcons to fulfil attacking vision

Tries will come, says Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Warren Fury ahead of the new season

Newcastle Falcons finally get a run on their new plastic pitch

Having spent all summer watching its installation, Newcastle Falcons' players finally got to tread on their new artificial pitch yesterday.

Jonny Wilkinson hands water to Michael Stephenson

Newcastle Falcons' great Michael Stephenson relishing rugby return

Legends game draws former favourites out of the woodwork as Michael Stephenson gears up for Newcastle Falcons action

Tom Catterick of Newcastle Falcons makes a break during the Premiership Rugby 7's Series at The Darlington Northern Echo Arena

Tom Catterick benefits from Newcastle Falcons responsibility

A first taste of senior captaincy at Newcastle Falcons has added another string to Tom Catterick's bow.

Newcastle Falcons fan flies flag on the top of Mount Fuji in Japan

Rugby fan Sean Pearson took his team's flag with him when he climbed the highest mountain in Japan

Matthew Pewtner of Newport is tackled by Ben Morris of Newcastle during the Quarter Final match between Newcastle Falcons and Newport Gwent Dragons at the Premiership Rugby 7s Series Finals at Twickenham

No Premiershp Rugby 7s joy as Newcastle Falcons flounder

Early exit from both Cup and Plate at the Premiership Rugby 7s for Newcastle Falcons.

Chris Harris of Newcastle Falcons

Chris Harris uses Premiership 7s as Newcastle Falcons springboard

Back from a long-term shoulder injury, Chris Harris is hoping to propel Newcastle Falcons to Premiership 7s glory this evening

Rory Clegg of Newcastle Falcons

Bayonne 26 Newcastle Falcons 25: Falcons fall by just one point

Newcastle Falcons fall by just a point in the Basque country as Rory Clegg's potential match-winning kick hits the post.

Dean Richards, Newcastle Falcons Director of Rugby

Dean Richards seeks Bayonne performance from Newcastle Falcons

Result of secondary importance to Dean Richards as Newcastle Falcons head to the Basque country.

Newcastle Falcons celebrate reaching the final of the Premiership Rugby 7's

Newcastle Falcons could be victims of their own 7s success

Newcastle Falcons' up and coming stars could miss Friday's Premiership Rugby 7s finals as senior call-ups beckon

Rugby action

Mark Laycock says Newcastle Falcons 7s can capture imagination

The sevens rugby carnival heads for Darlington tonight, Mark Laycock confident Newcastle Falcons' young side can rise to the occasion

Sean Brown of Newcastle Falcons

Sean Brown says Newcastle Falcons can storm Premiership Rugby 7s

Workmanlike Newcastle Falcons can graft their way to Premiership Rugby 7s glory, says Sean Brown.

Juan Pablo Socino

Gonzalo Tiesi backs Juan Pablo Socino to star at Newcastle Falcons

Fellow Argentinian Gonzalo Tiesi believes Championship golden boot Juan Pablo Socino can make the step up with Newcastle Falcons

Ruki Tipuna

Ruki Tipuna battling through hamstring tear for Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons' signing Ruki Tipuna is just about over his injury after a short summer break

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