Following last week’s enthralling encounter with Sale Sharks at Northern RFC, Newcastle Falcons Under-18s are on the road this weekend to play Leeds Carnegie at Queen Ethelburga's School in Yorkshire (kick-off at 12.30pm).
The Falcons will be looking to start where they finished off last weekend, with a flurry of tries in the final ten minutes, although academy manager Mark Laycock is not underestimating the challenge that lies ahead.
He said: “Leeds Carnegie will be a tough team to play against, Yorkshire sides always are. What we have to do is prepare well individually, concentrate on ourselves and believe in our ability.”
Newcastle Falcons Under-18s
1 Jake Ellwood (Durham School, Durham) 2 Jack Beckwith (Barnard Castle School, Consett RFC, Durham) 3 Lorcan O'Donnell (Gosforth Academy, Middlesbrough RFC, Durham) 4 Michael Walton (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 5 George Hedgley (Giggleswick School, Wharfedale RFC, Yorkshire) 6 Jonny Coser (Barnard Castle School, Durham) 7 Guy Coser (Barnard Castle School, Durham) 8 Callum Chick (Gosforth Academy, Ponteland RFC, Northumberland) 9 Dan Taylor (Durham School, Westoe RFC, Durham) 10 Brett Connon (Austin Friars School, Carlisle RFC, Cumbria) 11 Dan Marshall (Gosforth Academy, Ponteland RFC, Northumberland) 12 Luke Wilson (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 13 Adam Redman (Durham School, Durham) 14 Callum Burn (Kirkley Hall College, Alnwick RFC, Northumberland) 15 Johnny McPhillips (Sedbergh School, Northern RFC, Northumberland) 16 Ben Wilkinson (Gosforth Academy, Percy Park RFC, Northumberland) 17 James Orritt (Sedbergh School, Blaydon RFC, Northumberland) 18 Mark Forster (Austin Friars School, Carlisle RFC, Cumbria) 19 Aidan Coulthard (West Lakes College, Egremont RFC, Cumbria) 20 Theo Nwosu-Hope (Queen Elizabeth Hexham School, Tynedale RFC, Northumberland) 21 Owen Clemmett (Gosforth Academy, Northern RFC, Northumberland) 22 Lloyd Purser (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 23 Dan Osborn (Gosforth Academy, Middlesbrough RFC, Durham)