Newcastle Thunder To Repeat Style

According to Newcastle Thunder coach, they have no intention to change the style of play even though style hardly suite the current league.


According to coach Mick Mantelli, they are planning to win League One game. And they want to follow the style they have been following all along.

The coach admits that the level of rugby they play is better suited to a higher level. But he is not in a mood to compromise. He instructed the players to follow the same style and get better at it. They are all set to play in the final of the League One Shield. They will be taking on North Wales Crusaders at the Kingston Park on coming Sunday.

Is it all about the competition? No, for them it is a chance to get a promotion by one point. They couldn’t make the Super 8s and now they plan to improve their position instead. As for Mantelli, he took charge of the club only in last October. According to him, they have been playing Championship rugby and no less. He admits to the fact that they didn’t aim for controlling game during this season. And he is aware of the fact that the style they have been following is better suited to the tier above. But he is confident that this move will only help the team to excel. Continue Reading “Newcastle Thunder To Repeat Style”

Falcons Kick Off High

Friday night was a kick off night for the new rugby season. The Newcastle Falcons kicked off with a new member among them, Vereniki Goneva. He is debuting this year at the Aviva Premiership event. The new season debut game was scheduled against Sale Sharks on the opening night on Friday, 2nd September 2016.

Vereniki comes on board as a Fijian international player. He had been part of the list of players who were nominated for European Player of the Year. He has put in 44 tries among 92 appearances he made. These were during the four seasons he played at Leicester Tigers. He was part of the pre season matches played by Newcastle at Edinburgh where they won over teams like Doncaster Knights, Nottingham and Gala FC. Continue Reading “Falcons Kick Off High”