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PREVIEW: Newcastle Falcons

Published on 19th April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Falcons unbeaten in league and cup


Newcastle Falcons will look to complete a stunning unbeaten season when Bristol Rugby visit Kingston Park on Saturday (3pm KO).

Dean Richards’ side have enjoyed a memorable campaign so far, with a 100% record in league and cup competition.

Setting their sights on an immediate return to the Aviva Premiership, the Falcons have racked up 97 points in the league, with 663 points to their name.

Talismanic fly half Jimmy Gopperth, the current RFU Championship top points scorer, will hope to continue his fine form in the play-offs before a move to Leinster at the end of the season.

Already guaranteed top spot, Newcastle will face the fourth-placed team in the play-off semi-finals, which take place in May.