The Falcons scrum-half Micky Young will look to repeat his former glories if he could make it to the starting XV in a game where England Saxons will take on South Africa A. The 27-year-old Falcons scrum-half was a member of the 2010 and 2011 Saxons squad that won back-to-back Churchill Cups.
Seven players in the starting XV have senior international experience with Kieran Brookes having made 16 appearances and Danny Cipriani with 14 appearances. England Saxons coach Ali Hepher sounded confident and said that they are pleased with the way the squad is progressing together.
The objective of this tour is to find out how the players are developing and performing on the international level. Hepher also laid stress upon playing smart and accurate rugby in a fearless way without holding back.
The England Saxons squad features Lewington (London Irish), Devoto (Bath), Cipriani (Wasps), Rokoduguni (Bath), Robson (Wasps), Tompkins (Saracens), Haley (Sale), Taylor (Wasps), Hepburn (Exeter), Attwood (Bath), Brookes (Northampton), Jones (Wasps), Kvesic (Gloucester), Armand (Exeter), Ewels (Bath).
On the bench: Harrison (Sale), Wade (Wasps), James (Sale), Young (Newcastle), Ewers (Exeter), Cooper-Woolley (Wasps), McGuigan (Newcastle), Lees (Exeter)
This year will be a changing factor for the Newcastle as they are beginning and gearing up to host the third largest tournament of rugby in the world called as the Rugby World Cup for the year 2015. The city is being called home by the Scottish Rugby along the tournament and it is the legendary and historical St James Park which will host the two significant pool games of Scotland.
Fans of Scottish are being welcomed by the Geordies as the entire city gets filled up with blue in the name of the national team. This October, Scottish rugby has a lot to offer to the fans. Those who have not yet witnessed the neighbourhood Gateshead in the 10 years then it is going to be a complete surprise altogether. It has turned up into a beautiful and miraculous heritage where culture is combined with sport and nightlife in the midst of an industrial destination.
A traveller who is highly influential of the Lonely Planet called it as the capital of hipster in the north east England. In Europe it is considered to be the third best destination and cited under trip advisor itself. The surrounding around the James Park during the world cup is going to be electric. Continue Reading “Newcastle’s Method Of Attempt In October”
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Newcastle Falcons have announced that full back Alex Tait has put pen to paper on a new year two year deal that sees him pledge his immediate future to the Kingston Park club.
The 26 year old Alex Tait, a product of the famed youth system the club has in place, made his debut for the club against Spanish club Cetransa El Salvador in the 2008/09 season of the Amlin European Challenge Cup and has since gone on to make 145 appearances for the Newcastle upon Tyne club. Continue Reading “Alex Tait signs Newcastle Falcons extension”