Falcons get extra training after match called off

Rugby Football Union Championship club the Newcastle Falcons will be heading into training over the weekend as usual in spite of suffering another postponement of their game. Dean Richards, the Director of Rugby at the club stated that he will ask his players to come in for extra training over the weekend after seeing their match against the Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship called off for the harsh conditions the same way as their trip to Cross Keys was cancelled last weekend.

And Richards stated that the players did not get the weekend off last time out and it will be no different this time around as well. He stated that the players came in, trained their socks off, got stuck into the play and he expects much of the same from his players this weekend as well. With the match against Cross Keys rescheduled to the 1st of February, the players will come in on Sunday for training.

Richards mentioned that the work ethic in place at the Newcastle Falcons is absolutely brilliant and the players of the club are just going on with the flow. Asked whether the postponement of games over two consecutive weekends will affect the players, the former No. 8 for England and the Lions stated that the players are frustrated but at the end of the day, this is what life is all about and they just have to accept it as it comes.

Richards stated that the players are used to playing every weekend and every once in a time, there comes a time when a game is called off and the Newcastle Falcons is hopeful that the weather rectifies itself soon while he uses the time off that they are getting to improve the team further as they chase promotion to the Premiership.