International round-up: Falcons pair start against NZ

Thursday 5 September 2019

Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Sonatane Takulua (pictured) is vice-captain for Tonga on Saturday as they take on world champions New Zealand in Hamilton.

The 3.35am UK-time kick-off is being shown live on Sky Sports, with fellow Falcon Cooper Vuna lining up on the wing for the Ikale Tahi in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up.

Mark Wilson starts on the open-side flank for England as they tackle Italy at Newcastle's St James' Park on Friday night, with the 7.45pm kick-off being shown live on Sky Sports.

Falcons lock Greg Peterson starts for the USA on Saturday as the Eagles take on neighbours Canada in Vancouver, that match getting underway at 11pm UK time.

Newcastle Falcons prop Logovi'i Mulipola, meanwhile, is on the Samoa bench as they face Australia on Saturday in Sydney, starting at 10.30am UK time.

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