Wilson shines as England win in Newcastle

Monday 9 September 2019

Newcastle Falcons flanker Mark Wilson has landed in Japan with England's Rugby World Cup squad, just two days after starring for them at St James' Park.

The forward, who joins Sale Sharks on loan in the coming months, played the full 80 minutes of Friday's 37-0 victory over Italy in Newcastle with more than 50,000 supporters watching the final Rugby World Cup warm-up game.

Newcastle Falcons lock Greg Peterson, meanwhile, started for the USA in Saturday's 20-15 victory over Canada in Vancouver.

Following the game Peterson was named in the Eagles' Rugby World Cup squad, with the tournament starting in Japan on September 20.

Falcons scrum-half Sonatane Takulua kicked a conversion in Tonga's 92-7 loss to world champions New Zealand, with wing Cooper Vuna on the wing for the Hamilton clash.

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola played the last 35 minutes of Samoa's 34-15 loss to Australia in Sydney.

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