Newcastle Falcons

The Newcastle Falcons is a English rugby union club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is represented in the highest league, the Aviva Premiership. The home games are played at Kingston Park Stadium.


In 1877, a group of former boarding school student at Durham School the original Gosforth Rugby Club. However, this did not have their own fields and had to move to new Mietfelder over again. A fundraiser brought a 1951 enough money to acquire the North Road a club-owned land can. It was until 1955 a stadium. A very successful time the club had in the 1970s by winning the cup competition John Player Cup in 1976 and 1977. Over the decades, presented Gosforth numerous players in the England team and the British and Irish Lions.

1990, the Club moved from the North Road to its present location and changed its name to Newcastle Gosforth. The businessman John Hall founded the Newcastle Sporting Club to unite professional sports teams in Newcastle under one umbrella organization. First he took over Newcastle United ( soccer), and later Newcastle Eagles ( basketball), Newcastle Vipers ( ice hockey), and finally in 1996 Newcastle Gosforth added. The rugby club also changed its name to Newcastle Falcons and replaced the traditional club colors of green and white with black and white.

In 1997, the team rose to the highest league and already the following year, the Falcons have been English champions. This success could not be repeated, however, until today. However, she won the trophy twice Powergen Cup competition; In 2001 she defeated in the finals Harlequins, 2004, the Sale Sharks. 2012 had to dismount the Falcons, a year later they were able to rise again.


  • Premiership champions: 1998
  • Winner John Player Cup / Powergen Cup: 1976, 1977, 2001, 2004
  • Finalist Tetley 's Bitter Cup: 1999
  • Master Division Two / Championship: 1993, 2013


Current squad

The squad for the 2013/2014 season:

Front team ( forwards)


  • England Kieran Brookes
  • Argentina Nahuel Lobo
  • France Franck Montanella
  • Scotland Grant Shiells
  • England Oliver Tomaszczyk
  • England Scott Wilson


  • Scotland Scott Lawson
  • George McGuigan
  • England Matt Thompson
  • England Rob Vickers

Second - row players

  • England Dominic Barrow
  • Carlo Del Fava Italy
  • Scotland Fraser McKenzie
  • Scotland Scott Macleod
  • Scotland Sean Tomes


  • Scotland Allister Hogg
  • England Andy Saull
  • England Will Welch ( C)
  • England Mark Wilson

Number Eight

  • New Zealand Richard Mayhew
  • England Chris York

Behind team ( backs)

Scrum half

  • Scotland Mike Blair
  • Wales Warren Fury
  • England Chris Pilgrim

Compound Semiconductors

  • England Rory Clegg
  • Scotland Phil Godman
  • England Joel Hodgson
  • Fiji Waisea Luveniyali

Indoor Three Quarter

  • Danny Barnes
  • England Alex Crockett
  • Samoa Jamie Helleur
  • England James Fitzpatrick
  • England Adam Powell
  • New Zealand Tane Tu'ipulotu

Outer three-quarters

  • England Noah Cato
  • England Andy Higgins
  • Tonga Suka Hufanga
  • England Zach Kibirige
  • New Zealand Ryan Shortland
  • Scotland Michael Tait


  • England Tom Catterick
  • England Alex Tait

Well-known former players

  • Rob Andrew
  • Gary Armstrong (Scotland )
  • Matt Burke ( Australia)
  • Colin Charvis (Wales )
  • Martin Corry
  • Owen Finegan (Australia)
  • Toby Flood
  • George Graham ( Scotland)
  • Stuart Grimes (Scotland )
  • Carl Hayman (New Zealand)
  • Pat Lam ( Samoa)
  • Rory Lawson (Scotland )
  • Filipo Levi (Samoa)
  • Tom May
  • Euan Murray ( Scotland)
  • Jamie Noon
  • Geoff Parling
  • Semo Sititi (Samoa)