Tom Arscott hugs wing partner Sinoti Sinoti

Arscott: Focus has already moved to Montpellier

Sunday 14 October 2018

Tom Arscott insists Newcastle Falcons’ team spirit was the vital ingredient as they claimed a dramatic Heineken Champions Cup victory over Toulon on Sunday.

The winger said following the 26-25 triumph: “It’s a great result for us.

“Obviously it has not been going the best for us in the Gallagher Premiership, so to come away from home in Europe and achieve a result like this is massive.

“There aren’t too many sides who come to Toulon and beat them on their own patch so it’s a huge result for us, but it’s only a start. We have to back it up now against Montpellier on Sunday at Kingston Park.”

Drilling down into a game which had a bit of everything, he added: “There’ll be a few people thinking this is an unexpected result but they won’t be in our changing room, because we always knew we were capable.

“There was a massive amount of togetherness out there, and I think that was the key.

“It might sound like a weird thing to say but you could really feel the team spirit on the field – especially in the last five minutes. Everyone dug in for each other, and ultimately that is what won us the game.

“Yeah, it’s a great result, but we’re already on with next weekend and focusing on Montpellier next Sunday.”

Newcastle Falcons are next in Heineken Champions Cup action on Sunday October 21 when they host Montpellier. Book your tickets by clicking here.

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