Brive too strong for Newcastle Falcons in Challenge Cup

Micky Young in action for Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons’ first match of the European Rugby Challenge Cup ended in a 13-9 defeat at Stade Amédée-Domenech on Friday evening.

Malakai Bakaniceva scored the only try of the match which was converted by Nicolas Bézy who converted the try and also added two further penalties.

Newcastle’s had to rely on the boot for all of their points with Tom Catterick scoring one penalty in the first half and two in the second.

The Falcons are bottom of the Aviva Premiership standing but retained 11 players from last week’s loss to Worcester Warriors.

Final Score Brive 13 (13) Newcastle Falcons 9 (3)

Scorers

Brive
Tries – Bakaniceva
Pen – Bezy 2
Con – Bezy
Drop –

Newcastle Falcons
Tries –
Pen – Catterick 3
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales),
Assistant ref: Martyn Lewis (Wales),
Assistant ref: Kelvin Shorte (Wales),
Citing Commissioner: Dennis Jones (Wales)

Teams

Brive

Romain Sola;Malakai Bakaniceva, Atila Septar, Christopher Tuatara, Benito Masilevu; Nicolas Bézy, Bastien Duhalde; Damien Lavergne, Thomas Acquier, Giorgi Jgenti, Victor Lebas, Wilhem Steenkamp, Said Hireche (c), Poutasi Luafutu, William Whetton

Replacements: Guillaume Ribes, Goderzi Shvelidze, Yusuf Tuncer, Peet Marais, Hugues Briatte, Jean-Baptiste Pejoine, Benjamin Petre, Anderson Neisen

Newcastle Falcons

Craig Willis; Marcus Watson, Tom Penny, Chris Harris, Belisario Agulla; Tom Catterick, Micky Young; Alex Rogers, George McGuigan, Taione Vea, Sean Robinson, Kane Thompson, Richard Mayhew, Dan Temm, Mark Wilson (c)

Replacements: Rob Hawkins, Ben Harris, Andy Foster, Mouritz Botha, Calum Green, Ruki Tipuna, Dan Marshall, Callum Chick

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