Summer signing Richard Palframan makes his Newcastle Falcons debut on Saturday at Bath - the former Worcester Warriors prop packing down at tight-head in a side showing three changes from last weekend.
Director of rugby Dean Richards credited his Newcastle Falcons young guns for much of the team’s good work as they took a losing bonus point from Gallagher Premiership champions Harlequins on Sunday at Kingston Park Stadium.
Fly-half Brett Connon says a week-one assignment against the champions is the ideal way for Newcastle Falcons to start their Gallagher Premiership season, as Harlequins head to Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday.
Skills coach and academy manager Mark Laycock admitted his Newcastle Falcons side were disappointed by the narrow margin of victory, but said Saturday’s 33-29 home win over Doncaster Knights was still a useful exercise.
Director of rugby Dean Richards insisted the performance was the most important thing despite his Newcastle Falcons side snatching a dramatic 12-7 victory in Friday's pre-season opener at Glasgow Warriors.