Falcons A primed for visit of Northampton Wanderers

Monday 22 December 2014

Newcastle Falcons have announced their side to face Northampton Wanderers at Kingston Park this evening as the club go in search of a first ever semi final appearance in the Aviva A League.

Kicking of at 7pm, the match is open to all spectators free of charge, with the main West Stand open for supporters to take their seats.

Tom Penny lines up at Fullback with Callum McKenzie and Danny Barnes on the wings. Fresh from a substitute appearance for the first team, Anitelea Tuilagi forms a centre partnership with Chris Harris, who has enjoyed impressive outings with the first team in the European Rugby Challenge Cup while Warren Fury and Rory Clegg line up as the starting half backs.

In the pack, Eric Fry and Rob Hawkins line up alongside Italian prop Lorenzo Romano who has been training at the club in recent weeks, while the second row sees Scott Macleod and Josh Furno provide go forward and line out options.

A back row of Sebastian Ferreira, Andy Saull and Chris York completes the starting XV with Saull also returning to the captains arm band.

A youthful bench features Joe Wafer, Adam Brocklebank and Mark Irving as the front row cover while Harry Snowdon and Brian Tuilagi provide the second and back row cover. Dan Taylor, Phil Godman and Brett Connon complete the replacements.

Newcastle Falcons A side 15 Tom Penny 14 Callum McKenzie 13 Chris Harris 12 Andy Tuilagi 11 Danny Barnes 10 Rory Clegg 9 Warren Fury 1 Eric Fry 2 Rob Hawkins 3 Lorenzo Romano 4 Scott Macleod 5 Josh Furno 6 Sebastian Ferreira 7 Andy Saull 8 Chris York

Replacements 16 Joe Wafer 17 Adam Brocklebank 18 Mark Irving 19 Harry Snowdon 20 Brian Tuilagi 21 Dan Taylor 22 Phil Godman 23 Brett Connon

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