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Toby Flood heading back to Newcastle

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Newcastle Falcons have announced the re-signing of former England fly-half Toby Flood from French side Toulouse.

The 31-year-old will return to Kingston Park in the summer after a nine-year absence during which he won two Aviva Premiership titles during a six-year spell with Leicester Tigers.

Flood, who graduated from Newcastle's academy before spending the last three years in France, is the 10th new signing for the club.

When the opportunity came onto the table it didn't take long for me to make the decision.

It really feels like I'm coming home, and I've watched a fair amount of Newcastle's games in recent months.

The reality is that they didn't have to do much of a sales pitch because the improvements at the club are obvious to see, and with the recruitment they have put in place it was too exciting a proposition to turn down.

– Toby Flood


Falcons fly past Harlequins in thrilling 38-32 win

Newcastle Falcons Michael Young celebrates with teammates Vereniki Goneva and Joel Hodgson during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Credit: PA Images

Newcastle Falcons recorded back to back wins as they saw off Harlequins 38-32 in an enthralling fixture at Kingston Park.

Falcons impressed early on with two tries from Juan Pablo Socino whilst securing their first four-try Premiership bonus point since May 2015.

Falcons next home game is their return fixture against Lyon in the European Challenge Cup.

Newcastle Falcons fail to fly against Exeter

Newcastle Falcons Juan Pablo Socino tackles Exeter's Thomas Waldrom during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/PA Images

Newcastle Falcons were in action at Kingston Park tonight taking on Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.

The Falcons attacked the Chiefs' 22-metre line when scrum-half Michael Young flung out a telegraphed pass which was intercepted by Exeter’s Devoto who homed in on the opening try of the game, just two minutes into the match.

Steenson landed the conversion, putting Exeter seven points up on Newcastle. Fly-half Mike Delany attempted to the level the playing field, scoring a 40-metre penalty in the thirteenth minute.

Despite being roared on by 8,061 fans,their biggest home crowd of the season, tries from hooker Scott Lawson and full-back Alex Tait were not enough to claim victory.

The win went to the visitors, by a margin of 32 points to 19.


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