Newcastle Falcons have named their A Team for tonight’s trip to Leicester Tigers, as the North East outfit look to make it two wins out of two in the Aviva A League North (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Falcons kicked-off their A League campaign with a 19-7 victory at Sale last week, and academy head coach James Ponton is expecting a sterner test tonight.
“I’m expecting them to be very well organised and I am sure there will be a big crowd inside Welford Road tonight,” said Ponton.
“Leicester will be right in our faces and we will have to make sure that we look after the ball in the forwards before we move the ball wide.
“Their team is full of experience but our lads are raring to go and we have an excellent team spirit at the moment,” he added.
Newcastle Falcons: 15 Chris Harris, 14 Marakilevu Roko, 13 Michael Tait, 12 Jonny Neville, 11 Tom Catterick, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Jonny Burn, 1 James Hallam, 2 George McGuigan, 3 Scott Wilson, 4 Josh Hedley, 5 Joe Robinson, 6 James Hamilton, 7 Anthony Harrison, 8 Guy Van Den Dries
Replacements: 16 Michael Mayhew, 17 Matthew Lowes, 18 Andrew Foster, 19 Tom Schofield, 20 David Watchorn, 21 Andrew Davies, 22 Sam Hanks, 23 Zach Kibirige