Newcastle start LV Cup with London Irish victory

Newcastle Falcons kicked off their Anglo Welsh LV Cup campaign on a positive note as they beat London Irish 29-21 in a high-paced clash at Kingston Park on Sunday.

Newcastle spent last season in the Championship so they missed out on the LV Cup but started this season’s campaign with a victory and a second successive defeat of London Irish as they followed up their 13-11 Premiership success with a more comprehensive result.

The second-half sin-binning of prop Jamie Hagan proved crucial as Newcastle scored their second try while he was off to open some space on the scoreboard.

Newcastle led 16-11 at the break thanks to a try from Warren Fury with a second try from Richard Mayhew after the break and Rory Clegg’s kicking securing the win.

Final Score Newcastle Falcons 29 (16) London Irish 21 (11)


Newcastle Falcons
Tries: Fury, Mayhew
Con: Clegg 2
Pen: Clegg 5

London Irish
Tries: Fowlie, Lewington
Con: Geraghty
Pen:Geraghty 2, Dorrian
Yellow card: Hagan

Match Officials
: Darren Gamage (England)
Assistant referees: Steve Lee (England), Andy Watson (England)
Timekeeper: David Hudson (England)


Newcastle: 15 Tom Catterick, 14 Noah Cato, 13 Danny Barnes, 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Zach Kibirige, 10 Rory Clegg, 9 Warren Fury, 8 Chris York, 7 Will Welch (capt), 6 Richard Mayhew, 5 Scott MacLeod, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Grant Shiells.

Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Gary Strain, 18 Scott Wilson, 19 Glen Young, 20 Harrison Collins, 21 Chris Pilgrim, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 Tom Penny.

London Irish: 15 Alex Lewington, 14 Tom Fowlie, 13 Guy Armitage, 12 Setaimata Sa, 11, Andrew Fenby, 10 Shane Geraghty (capt), 9, Darren Allinson, 8 Blair Cowam, 7 Danny Kenny, 6 Declan Danaher, 5 Kieran Low, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Jamie Hagan, 2 Mike Mayhew, 1 Matt Parr.

Replacements: 16 Richard Palframan, 17 Johnny Harris, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 Bryn Evans, 20 Ben Lonergan, 21 Fergus Mulchrone, 22 Myles Dorrian, 23 Ed Hoadley.

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