Joel Hodgson in European Challenge Cup action

Pivotal Euro visit of Lyon on Sunday

Monday 12 December 2016

Newcastle Falcons face a pivotal test in their European Challenge Cup campaign this Sunday at Kingston Park Stadium, when Lyon are their visitors (kick-off 3pm).

The Frenchmen were 42-12 victors last Friday when the two teams met at Matmut, Stadium - a result which left Newcastle third in their group.

Only the top team in the group plus the three best runners up from the five pools make it through to the quarter-finals and, with unbeaten Ospreys riding high in top spot, Newcastle need a result against Lyon to give themselves a fighting chance.

The Falcons were victorious on the only other occasion the two teams have met in North East England, back in November 2011 when they produced a 27-19 home victory.

Tickets for Sunday's 3pm kick-off are available by calling 0871 226 6060, clicking here or from the stadium on the day, with season ticket members reminded that this game is included in their package.

Supporters buying a half-season ticket before 4pm on Saturday can also enjoy the bonus of free entry to the Lyon game, with half-season tickets starting from just £104 for adults and offering savings of up to £64 on match-by-match prices. Further details of half-season tickets can be found by clicking here.

The Falcons are also running a 'Christmas cracker' hospitality promotion for Sunday's game against Lyon.

For £50 +vat for adults and £25 +vat for children you can enjoy a main-course meal, match ticket and access to players' bar post-match. To book call 0871 226 6060.

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