Exeter continue unbeaten start in triumph over resistant Newcastle

Exeter continued their winning beginning by beating Newcastle 17-24 at Kingston Park. Having conceded first to young winger Zach Kibirige, Exeter bounced back twice through Sam Simmonds, before eventually pulling away in the closing stages. After replacing Alex Tait in the matchday squad after the winger’s late withdrawal, Zach Kibirige opened the scoring with a…

Lewington shows his class as depleted Saracens battle past Newcastle

Alex Lewington scored twice as Saracens overcame two late yellow cards to beat Newcastle Falcons 21-32 at Kingston Park. Newcastle threatened to come back after falling 17-9 behind on the stroke of half-time, twice bringing the deficit within three. But against a team that has Owen Farrell steering the ship, it was always a difficult…

Premiership Preview: Newcastle Falcons

After taking a break from being perennial relegation contenders in the 2016-17 campaign, last season Newcastle Falcons finished in the top four for the first time since 1998. But with such a strong set of teams involved in the upcoming campaign, the men from up North face a difficult job to retain their spot.¬†Josh Bartholomew¬†wonders…

Tait double resigns Irish to relegation fate

London Irish lost 15-20 to Newcastle in a scrappy game that almost seals their relegation. Two Alex Tait tries, as well as one from Vereniki Goneva were counteracted by five Greig Tonks penalties, but it wasn’t enough for the Exiles. Two years ago, almost to the day, London Irish and Newcastle faced off at the…