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Powell looking for Falcons promotion

Newcastle Falcon's new signing Adam Powell says the club can clinch promotion back to the Aviva Premiership this season.

The Falcons have already won the RFU Championship at a canter after winning all 18 of their matches so far. But winning league alone doesn't guarantee promotion - that can only be done via the playoffs at the end of the campaign.

However, inside centre Powell says he's confident his new team can end the season on a high. The 26-year-old, who has just joined from Saracens, said:

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead of getting us back into the Premiership and competing at Premiership level.

"I've had the experience of being in this situation before - being involved in a lot of semi-finals and finals before - and hopefully I can bring that to the team."

Powell will make his Falcons debut away to second-placed Nottingham tonight.

Adam Powell (left) playing for Saracens Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images