Lawson Pleased With Win After Long Pre-Season

Saturday 29 August 2015

Hooker Scott Lawson gives his thoughts on Friday's win over Georgia.

Speaking after Friday's 27-7 victory over Georgia, Newcastle Falcons Hooker Scott Lawson agreed with fan sentiment that it has been a long off-season for the Kingston Park side.

"It was good to get a run out after a long pre-season," said Lawson, "and great to get a win."

Taking on the side placed at thirteen in the IRB's world rugby rankings in their first 15-a-side game of the 2015/16 term, few had high hopes for Newcastle Falcons.

But the home side were determined to put in a performance against their international opponents, and set out their stall for the season with a thrilling and impressive 27-7 victory.

Speaking of his opponents Lawson said: "We were all aware of the strength and physicality of the Georgian side going into the game and knew it was going to be a great test for us, but we more than matched that."

Himself an international veteran with 46 Scotland caps to his name, Lawson did have a score to settle after the game's final whistle regarding the identity of the Falcons' first half try scorer. Click here to watch the video and find out more.

Newcastle Falcons are next in action next Sunday, 6th September, when they face Sale Sharks at Kingston Park Stadium in the opening round of the Kings of the North tournament. For more information or to buy tickets click here.

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