Four months since their last outing Newcastle Falcons are finally in match week again as the 2019-20 campaign gets ready for the big kick-off.
The Falcons begin their season away to Jersey Reds in the Championship Cup on Saturday, with the first home game following on Sunday September 29 when Doncaster Knights visit Kingston Park Stadium.
The Greene King IPA Championship begins on Saturday October 12 at London Scottish, with Hartpury University being the first league visitors to the North East on Friday October 18.
Scrum-half Michael Young (pictured), who this season assumes the co-captaincy with hooker George McGuigan, said: "We've got a great set of leaders here and it's just a case of helping to point the guys in the right direction to get the results we need.
"Pre-season has been long due to the Rugby World Cup and the way the fixtures have fallen, but the boys have been working hard.
"The players are all itching to get out there to release a bit of tension that has been building up, and it's a new start for us."
Determined to bounce back to the Premiership at the first attempt, Young added: "It's no secret that we've had to learn from the disappointment of last season, but we've done that now and parked it.
"We've got a big challenge on our hands now for the coming season, but I really feel like we're progressing as a team."
For a full 2019-20 fixture list please click here.
Season ticket membership is by far the cheapest way to follow the Falcons with big savings and many added benefits to the 14-game package, which starts from just £138 for adult standing and £230 for adult seating.
Every adult season ticket in the North and South Stands qualifies for one free under-11s season ticket, with that age rising to under-15s for youngsters registered with one of our affiliated Club Connections rugby clubs.
Under-11s can also access West Stand Category D seated season tickets from just £20 (one per paying adult, rising to under-15s for junior players at Club Connections clubs), with huge savings across the board compared to match-by-match prices.
As well as entry into all 14 games and big savings on match-by-match prices, the season ticket membership package also includes 10% off merchandise in the club shop for the whole season, tight-five discounted friends and family tickets, our ticket exchange option if you are unable to attend a particular match and the option to enter the international ticket ballot.
To book click here, call 0871 226 6060 or visit the Kingston Park Stadium ticket office. Individual match tickets are also available.
2019-20 SEASON TICKET MEMBERSHIP PRICES
NORTH STAND AND EAST TERRACE (uncovered standing)
Adults £138, concessions £114, juniors £55 (one free under-11 per paying adult)
SOUTH STAND (covered standing)
Adults £197, concessions £171, juniors £106 (one free under-11 per paying adult).
WEST STAND CAT D (covered seating)
Adults £230, concessions £197, juniors £106 (one under-11 season ticket for £20 per paying adult).
WEST STAND CAT B AND EAST STAND (covered seating)
Adults £344, concessions £285, juniors £130.
WEST STAND CAT A (covered seating)
Adults £404, concessions £344, juniors £130.