Friend is a foe for Falcons' Scott MacLeod

Newcastle Falcons will take on Edinburgh Rugby on Friday in the last of their pre-season friendly games

Newcastle Falcons player Scott Macleod in action
Newcastle Falcons player Scott Macleod in action

Newcastle Falcons will complete their pre-season friendly programme against Edinburgh Rugby on Friday, August 30 (kick-off 7.45pm) at Mansfield Park, the home of Hawick RFC.

And the clash is set to pit Falcons lock Scott MacLeod against long-standing friend and Edinburgh wing Nikki Walker – one month after the former fills the best man role at the latter’s wedding this Saturday.

“Me and Nikki go back a long way, having progressed through the ranks at Hawick RFC,” said MacLeod, who lives in Hawick. “He’s a cracking lad and it will be interesting to see how we go against each other.

“We’ve gone head to head before when I played for the Scarlets and he played for the Ospreys.”

A summer signing from Worcester Warriors, Walker added: “It’s great news that the game is heading for Hawick. I’ve got so many great memories from playing there. To go back and play against Scott will make a cracking match.”

The Falcons supporters club will be running coaches to the game, with details to be confirmed.

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