Green flying high in Opta stats

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Newcastle Falcons lock Calum Green is flying high in the Opta stats after a strong start to the season from both a personal and collective standpoint.

The ever-present forward leads the Aviva Premiership in line-out steals after pilfering seven opposition throws in his five games.

Norfolk native Green is third overall for line-outs won (27), and sits fifth in the league-wide top tacklers list after completing an impressive 65 hits.

Newcastle have three of the Premiership's top six tacklers with Mark Wilson (64) and Will Welch (69) also showing up well - the Falcons proving equally potent in attack.

Aviva Premiership round five saw the top three 'defenders beaten' places all occupied by Newcastle players, Chris Harris and Vereniki Goneva tied on seven, with Juan Pablo Socino on six.

The Falcons' next Premiership assignment takes them to champions Exeter on Saturday, followed by the European Challenge Cup visit of Welsh side Dragons on Saturday October 14.

Tickets for the Dragons game are available by clicking here, calling 0871 226 6060 or from Kingston Park Stadium in person during opening hours.

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