Newcastle Falcons team to face Doncaster Knights

Friday 25 August 2017

Ryan Burrows will captain Newcastle Falcons on Saturday when they complete their pre-season campaign at Championship club Doncaster Knights.

The No 8 (pictured) signed from Yorkshire Carnegie over the summer, and skippers a side which sees Fijian international lock Tevita Cavubati making his club debut.

Frenchman Sami Mavinga starts at loose-head prop after scoring on his debut against Nottingham a fortnight ago, Simon Uzokwe included on the open-side flank having dotted down in his last outing against Rotherham.

Ruaridh Dawson and Craig Willis form a youthful half-back partnership, with Adam Radwan out to continue his free-scoring pre-season form from full-back.

Saturday's game at Castle Park is a 2.30pm kick-off, with tickets available at the ground.

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Adam Radwan, 14 James Elliott, 13 Cameron Cowell, 12 Charlie Wilson, 11 Aedan Moloney, 10 Craig Willis, 9 Ruaridh Dawson; 1 Sami Mavinga, 2 Santiago Socino, 3 Trevor Davison, 4 Josh Williams, 5 Tevita Cavubati, 6 Harrison Orr, 7 Simon Uzokwe, 8 Ryan Burrows (captain).

Replacements: 16 Ben Sowrey, 17 Diogo Ferreira, 18 Adam Brocklebank, 19 Rob Farrar, 20 Oli Robinson, 21 Jake Rogers, 22 Liam Checksfield.

Doncaster Knights: 15 Paul Jarvis, 14 Junior Bulumakau, 13 Charlie Foley, 12 Will Owen, 11 Tyson Lewis, 10 Simon Humberstone, 9 Tom James, 1 Rich List, 2 Ben Hunter, 3 Colin Quigley, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Morgan Eames, 6 Sam Jones, 7 Michael Hills (captain), 8 Aaron Carpenter.

Replacements: 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Jack Bergmanas, 18 Joe Sproston 19 Tom Hicks, 20 Alex Shaw, 21 Michael Heaney, 22 Dec Cusack, (Blank shirts) Owen Evans, Ian Williams, Jason Hill, Brett Connon, James Wright, Seva Bulumakau.

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