Newcastle Falcons whitewash Newport Dragons

Premiership Rugby club Newcastle Falcons whitewashed Newport Dragons 29-0 in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at Kingston Park in Newcastle.

Dragons replacement Nic Cudd was sent off in the 56th minute for a tip tackle
on Newcastle centre Adam Powell.

The card had little impact on the Dragons’ chances as they were well beaten
by Newcastle, who wrapped up a 29-0 win with Fraser McKenzie’s try in the 77th
minute.

Mark Wilson scored a brace of tries from number eight in the absence of Ally
Hogg with fly-half Phil Godman scoring the Falcons’ remaining points.

Final Score Newcastle Falcons 29 (22) Newport Dragons 0 (0)

Scorers

Newcastle Falcons
Tries – Godman, Wilson (2), McKenzie
Pen -Godman
Con – Godman (2), Clegg
Drop –

Newport Dragons
Tries –
Pen –
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee
: Daniel Jones (WRU, 1st competition game)
Assistant Referees: Chris Sharp and Gordon Goodliffe (RFU)

Teams

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Alex Tait, 14 Noah Cato, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Phil Godman, 9 Warren Fury, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Andy Saull, 6 Will Welch (c), 5 Fraser McKenzie, 4 Dom Barrow, 3 Oliver Tomaszczyk, 2 Matt Thompson, 1 Rob Vickers

Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Franck Montanella, 18 Gary Strain, 19 Scott MacLeod, 20 Chris York, 21 Chris Pilgrim, 22 Rory Clegg, 23 Jamie Helleur

Dragons: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Will Harries, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Lewis Robling, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Kris Burton, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Ieuan Jones, 7 Darren Waters, 6 Jevon Groves, 5 Rob Sidoli (c), 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Francisco Chaparro, 2 Hugh Gustafson, 1 Nathan Williams

Replacements: 16 T. Rhys Thomas, 17 Aaron Coundley, 18 Dan Way, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Nic Cudd, 21 Wayne Evans, 22 Dorian Jones, 23 Ashley Smith.

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