Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle’

ENGLAND VS SCOTLAND RIVALRY IGNITED BYEDDIE JONES

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

By warning Scotland not to allow their confidence turn into complacency, Eddie Jones has ignited the Calcutta Cup fuse.


In less than a week’s time, the teams would head out to Twickenham on Sunday. The match is expected to be a major deciding factor in the outcome of the Six Nations Championship

Where Scotland can pull off a confident win at Twickenham, they would be heading home with their first win at the Twickenham since 1983. They go into the round four with the knowledge that they can make some major shakeup in the contest for the title, win the Triple Crown and shatter England’s hopes of a Grand Slam.

The opening weekend of the competition saw the Scottish team prevail over Ireland, while also defeating Wales last Saturday in a 29-13 victory. Since then, the confidence level of the team has been on the rise. However, they would be facing an England side recently coming away from their not so great experience against Italy last week Sunday. (more…)

Super Rugby Enters 11th Week

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If you wish to check out the latest news of the teams in the eleventh week of Super Rugby here is a lowdown of the same.

The Brumbies suffered a blow as Matt Toomua, the Wallabies back, was ruled out of the upcoming match on Friday. This match will see the team clashing with the Bulls this Friday. It is supposed to be a crucial match. The Reds have made changes in their starting side. It is a strategy undertaken by them in order to handle the Crusaders in a better manner. Chris Feauai-Sautia and Campbell Magnay would be placed back on the backline. As Samu Kerevi has a broken hand, it would allow Magnay to be an outside center. He will stand out for the under twenty sides in Queensland.

Feauai-Sautia would be returning after suffering from an ankle injury. He would be ousting Junior Lalofi who would be returning to the bench. This reshuffle has been in response to Ayumu Goromaru being removed from the squad who would be traveling to Christchurch. Ayumu was a hero of the rugby world cup for Japan, but this time he is being sidelined. (more…)

Newcastle Falcons vs Bath – Aviva Premiership Rugby 2013/14

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Scrum Nut Video clip Ranking: four / 5

WASPS OR NEWCASTLE FACE DROP

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Recent results at the basement of the table have ensured that Bath and Worcester are safe and the relegation spot will be filled by either Newcastle of Wasps at the end of the season. That is the opinion of Wasps Director of Rugby, Dai Young.

Last weekend saw Wasps lose to Sale, Newcastle lose to Leicester whilst Worcester and Bath were both picking up well earned wins at Saracens and Exeter respectively.

With it now looking as though either the Falcons or Wasps will be relegated one of the big sides of the Premiership era will be missing next year. Both have won the league title since the foundation of the Premiership and for both to be at serious risk of relegation will be a sign of how fickle Rugby can be.

Worcester and Bath’s recent victories saw both teams climb to more than three victories clear of bottom side, Newcastle and with just six games to go it seems almost certain that this deficit will not be overturned.

Young admitted that recent results have left the position clear, “It’s not inconceivable that we could catch them up, but in reality it’s probably us and Newcastle fighting it out”.

Had Newcastle looked remotely like putting a string of results together then Wasps might be feeling a little more under pressure as things are they are looking to pull away from Newcastle themselves, as the two sides above them did last weekend. Wasps are at home to London Irish whilst the Falcons take on league leaders Harlequins. Young sees the opportunity “If we can get a win and Newcastle get nothing, then going into a two-week break with a  ten-point difference would be a mountain for them to climb”.

This weekend will then according the Dai Young be crucial in the relegation battle. Newcastle will be hard pressed to take anything from the game and Wasps will be targeting victory. No doubt it will not be that straightforward but this weekend will certainly tell us a lot about this season’s relegation battle.