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Mark Wilson set for ‘dream’ start at No 8 for England against Springboks | Robert Kitson

Eddie Jones hails ‘good, tough bugger’ who will run out at Twickenham for the first time on SaturdayFor a club sitting bottom of the Premiership this is proving a surprisingly satisfying few weeks for the coaches and players of Newcastle Falcons. In th…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Newcastle seal thriller over Montpellier with 39-phase, 89th minute try

• Newcastle 23-20 Montpellier• Chick try comes eight minutes into injury timeIs it written in the stars for Newcastle Falcons? How else to explain a grandstand finish as remarkable as this, finally ended by Callum Chick’s matchwinning try after a stagg…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Toulon’s nightmare speaks to French woes, Saracens are miles ahead of the pack and Freddie Burns had a weekend to forgetIt seemed as if all talking points would have to revolve around the 52-3 destruction on Friday night of the former multiple champion…

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Newcastle stand firm in Toulon to seal remarkable comeback triumph

• Toulon 25-26 Newcastle• Visitors fight back from early 10-point deficitNewcastle kickstarted their Champions Cup campaign with a stunning victory against the three-times European champions Toulon on their own patch, becoming only the second side to d…

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French rugby soul-searches before Newcastle’s visit to Toulon | The Breakdown

Europe has not always been the country’s priority and there are concerns over the health of the game at home, but France’s clubs still tend to shine in the Champions CupNewcastle’s last appearance in the European Cup was against Stade Français in Paris…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend action

Joe Cokanasiga will bring bulk to England’s backline and Billy Vunipola does the game a good turnAlready it seems likely Joe Cokanasiga will win his first England cap this autumn and the smart money would be on him doing so against Japan in the third m…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

The high-scoring extravaganzas should be enjoyed while they last but it seems nobody will get anywhere near the top twoWe know it will not last once the winter bites, but this has been quite the September if a points frenzy is your thing. This match wa…

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Lima Sopoaga snatches thrilling late win for Wasps over Newcastle

• Newcastle 22-23 Wasps• Wasps fight back from 22-13 behindA late Lima Sopoaga penalty snatched a 23-22 victory for Wasps at Kingston Park. The Falcons led 15-13 at half time and then 22-13 when Johnny Williams grabbed his second try, but a scorching 6…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Kiwi coaches deliver a very British contest, Joe Marler left to count his blessings, and the amazing jet-set Willie le RouxTwo New Zealand coaches presided over an old-school British game in which the set pieces shaped the outcome. Todd Blackadder is i…

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Leaders Exeter punish errant Toby Flood to secure win at Newcastle

• Newcastle 17-24 Exeter • Matt Kvesic scores crucial try with Flood in sin binExeter Chiefs extended their unbeaten run to stay top of the Premiership with a hard-fought 24-17 win at Kingston Park.The Chiefs led 14-10 at half-time thanks to a Simmonds…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Exeter’s strength in depth shines through, Northampton loves Taqele Naiyaravoro, and Aled Brew ‘won’t be doing that again’ Related: Controversial Leicester red card spoils eight-try classic as Wasps prevail Continue reading…

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Leicester’s George Ford starts try-fest in wild win against Newcastle

• Leicester 49-33 Newcastle• Both sides score five tries in first game after O’Connor’s sackingThey reckon they have been through some turbulent times here of late but this was as wild and unfathomable as anything seen in these parts, quite possibly ev…

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Niki Goneva’s light touch sparks a debate on what is cheating in sport | Paul MacInnes

The Newcastle wing’s sleight of hand has left some lost in admiration and others criticalIt’s hard to deceive 13 adults at once. It’s not impossible either; practise your sleight of hand sufficiently, or pick the right bus at the right febrile politica…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s opening weekend

New signings Danny Cipriani and Dan Biggar faced off, Will Skelton impressed for Saracens and Worcester ran Wasps closeThere are plenty of high-profile fixtures heading to Newcastle over the next 12 months, with the city to host this season’s European …

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Saracens beat gritty Newcastle as Alex Lewington scores twice on debut

• Newcastle 21-32 Saracens• Falcons’ Niki Goneva sees try controversially disallowedIt may be the start of a brand new season but for Newcastle this was a particularly frustrating case of deja vu. To describe the Falcons’ historic success rate against …

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Saracens beat gritty Newcastle as Alex Lewington scores twice on debut

• Newcastle 21-32 Saracens• Falcons’ Niki Goneva sees try controversially disallowedIt may be the start of a brand new season but for Newcastle this was a particularly frustrating case of deja vu. To describe the Falcons’ historic success rate against …

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Premiership looks like 10 in a scrum plus Saracens and Exeter on top | Robert Kitson

There are sure to be some seriously displeased club owners in the table’s bottom half, given how even the 2018-19 Premiership looks aside from Saracens and ExeterThe Strictly Come Dancing sequins and heels may be absent but in every other respect club …

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Saracens have the look of champions and Bristol can make their mark

Premiership club-by-club guide: Mark McCall’s men and Exeter may lead the way again but Worcester could face a hard winterDirector of rugby Todd Blackadder Continue reading…