Excitement is building at Kingston Park Stadium as Newcastle Falcons prepare for their Aviva Premiership opener against Sale Sharks on Friday September 2.
The 8pm kick-off sees the league's two most northerly teams doing battle, Newcastle currently unbeaten in pre-season as Dean Richards' side shape up in style for the big kick-off.
An array of summer signings are already making their mark, Canada lock Evan Olmstead having scored in both matches while fit-again Samoan Sinoti Sinoti is fit and firing on the wing.
Tongan powerhouse Opeti Fonua and prolific Fiji star Vereniki Goneva further increase the Pacific island flavour as the Falcons look to build on their predominantly homegrown talent pool, while Scotland prop Jon Welsh is back to full fitness in a strong-looking forward pack.
Tickets for Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks on Friday September 2 are available from just £15 for adults, £12 concessions and £5 for under-16s by calling 0871 226 6060 or clicking here.
Hospitality packages are also available for the season-opener by calling 0191 214 2892 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .