Newcastle Falcons have made three changes for their final Aviva Premiership match of the season against Exeter Chiefs tomorrow (kick-off 3.15pm).
On-loan Munster lock Ian Nagle makes his debut, replacing Scott MacLeod who drops to the replacements bench, while props Gary Strain and Oliver Tomaszczyk get the nod in the front-row alongside Scott Lawson.
Meanwhile Dean Richards sticks with the same backline that masterminded five tries against London Wasps in a 44-38 defeat last weekend which ensured the Falcons left Adams Park with two bonus-points and their Premiership status intact.
“We want to finish the campaign on a high and so will Exeter, so it promises to be an entertaining match in front of our home fans,” said Newcastle head coach Peter Russell.
“We have been playing some decent attacking rugby of late, and we are scoring tries which is very encouraging to see.
“Hopefully we can continue our try-scoring form and send the supporters home with a welcome win,” he added.
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Newcastle Falcons: 15 Alex Tait, 14 Noah Cato, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Mike Blair, 1 Gary Strain, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Oliver Tomaszczyk, 4 Ian Nagle, 5 Dom Barrow, 6 Richard Mayhew, 7 Will Welch (c), 8 Mark Wilson
Replacements: 16 George McGuigan, 17 Kieran Brookes, 18 Scott Wilson, 19 Scott MacLeod, 20 Andy Saull, 21 Warren Fury, 22 Phil Godman, 23 Lee Smith