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Concussions in England's professional rugby union
I thought I’d post this up so we are all a bit more aware of the dangers to our players both in training and during the games Concussion can occur where an individual experiences a minor injury to the head. Commonly occurring in high contact sporting activities; American football, boxing, and rugby. It doesn't have to be something to strike you in the proximity of your brain, but can also be caused by rapid change of movement, giving the skull not enough time to move with your body, causing your brain to press against your skull.
Meeting your rugby icons
What is it about meeting the players that makes them seem like good fella’s? Is it that they are totally comfortable in their own skin and their evident self confidence makes them appear at ease, or is it that they are genuinely nice folks who will be happy to collide on a pitch but then leave that there?
This site is awaiting update…..
Once again the hamster in the wheel that keeps this site alive has been told to stop running. This happens a few times every year, and when it does, I am asked “What’s happened to the message board?” It really is remarkably simple, so if you are all sitting comfortably, we will begin.
Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Kingston Park, Newcastle, Attendance 9105 Referee AJ Spreadbury Newcastle Falcons Tries Noon, Stephenson Cons Wilkinson Pens Wilkinson 3 Drops Wilkinson Leicester Tigers Tries Booth, West 2 Cons Booth, McMullen Pens Booth Drops none
Falcons v Irish Preview
Here it is, my last Newcastle Falcons game for three months. I’ve picked a good time to go away haven't I! I'm absolutely blessed to be going away next week, but a part of me is gutted inside that I won't be there to continue to back the boys on the fantastic start to the season they have given us. Let's give them a fantastic backing on Friday, and show how much they mean to us, and how proud they are doing the regions of the North East.
Newcastle Falcons 30 - 25 Saracens
This happened 20 seasons ago during the 97 /98 season. I was at the game at KP on Wednesday 25 March 1998 with a 19:30 kick off, as were 6867 others.
I am Sale-ing
Going into Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership season, Newcastle will travel to the AJ Bell stadium to face-off with Northern rivals, the Sale Sharks. Sale, who lost in their opening game sit in 10th place after they lost to Wasps in Coventry 50-35 but will be looking to rectify that this Friday with a strong performance in front of their faithful supporters.
The season starts here
The Falcons have named a functional-looking team for tomorrow night’s opening Premiership game of the season against Worcester at KP.
2017: A Falcons Odyssey
Since we need an article, I’m going to put my thoughts on the Philadelphia Falcons here.
The last regular season preview, but maybe not the last one all together: a lot could happen this Saturday! We will hopefully be seeing a Harlequins victory around teatime, combined with a Falcons win. If so, then I'll see you in the South Stand in a few weeks for what could be an absolute cracker against Connacht or Edinburgh.