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

Mike Blair in action for the Newcastle Falcons

Summer is no holiday for Mike Blair and Newcastle Falcons

Scenic surroundings still means hard graft as Mike Blair and his Newcastle Falcons team-mates get stuck into pre-season

Former Newcastle Falcons player Stuart Grimes

Stuart Grimes sets mid-table target for Newcastle Falcons

Former great Stuart Grimes says Newcastle Falcons can kick on to a mid-table finish in the Aviva Premiership

Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance

Fast feet not coached, reveals Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti

Newcastle Falcons' quick-stepping Samoan perfected his footwork as a bare-footed 10-year-old in the street

Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance

Fast feet not coached, reveals Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti

Newcastle Falcons' quick-stepping Samoan perfected his footwork as a bare-footed 10-year-old in the street

Toby Flood

Roger Uttley: Home advantage is key in Premiership semi-finals

Former England captain Roger Uttley predicts a Northampton v Saracens Premiership final, ahead of this weekend's semis

Dean Richards, Newcastle Falcons' Director of Rugby

Dean Richards: Newcastle Falcons youngsters will learn from season

Flirtation with relegation will benefit Newcastle Falcons' youngsters in the long run, says Dean Richards

Zach Kibirige of England is tackled by Max Abbott of Ireland

Scrum down: End-of-season awards celebrate the good, bad, funny and yummy

It is that time of year again, where 'Scrumdown' dishes out the prizes to the men who have made it happen in North East rugby

Newcastle Falcons head coach Peter Russell

Peter Russell chases positive farewell for Newcastle Falcons

Head coach Peter Russell takes charge of his last Newcastle Falcons game today, hoping to head home to New Zealand on a positive note.

Scott Wilson of London Wasps tackles Tom Lindsay of Newcastle Falcons

London Wasps 44 Newcastle Falcons 38: Falcons safe as Warriors tumble

Premiership survival assured for Newcastle despite the Falcons falling to another defeat in an 11-try thriller at Wasps

Alex Tait in action for Newcastle Falcons

Alex Tait believes Newcastle Falcons have right formula at Wasps

Full-back says simplified gameplan and a dose of belief can see Newcastle Falcons secure Premiership status this afternoon

Scott Wilson in action for England

Scott Wilson fit for Newcastle Falcons despite England withdrawal

Under-20s prop given a full pre-season rather than another summer on Junior World Championship duty.

Richard Mayhew of Newcastle Falcons

Richard Mayhew backs Newcastle Falcons to halt losing streak

Falcons forward says team has what it takes to end worst league run in their history.

Ally Hogg of Newcastle wins a line-out

How Newcastle Falcons are winning the numbers game

Virtually safe from relegation on the field and showing promising signs off it, Newcastle Falcons continue to grow firm foundations

Eric Fry of the USA Eagles

USA Eagles prop Eric Fry wings in for Newcastle Falcons

USA international Eric Fry joins up with Newcastle Falcons for next season as they continue to build

Keith Richardson

North East native in bid to sharpen up youth rugby coaching

Ex-England A coach Keith Richardson aims to point youth coaches in right direction following launch of new book

England's Danny Care (L), Ben Morgan and Karl Dickson (R) celebrate

Roger Uttley: Second place is no disgrace for England ahead of World Cup

Former England captain Roger Uttley says England's Six Nations campaign has left them in fine shape ahead of next year's home World Cup

Dom Barrow of Newcastle is tackled by Saracens Jamie George

The Agenda: Newcastle Falcons management lay bare their vision for the future

Plenty of bombshells and lots to chew over as Kingston Park supremos talk to fans about the bigger picture. Mark Smith was there

Rugby action

No Twickenham trip for BUCS Cup champions Durham University

Palatinates eliminated at quarter-final stage as Exeter surge through to the semi-finals of BUCS Cup

Former Newcastle Falcons captain Ian Peel

Ian Peel relishing Kingston Park return with England Under-20s

Falcons favourite preparing England U20s for repeat of last year's victorious World Cup final, as Newcastle hosts the action

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