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Saturday 12th November 15:00 GMT

 

Newcastle Falcons will play Lyon at Newcastle in a Pool 2 encounter of the Amlin European Challenge Cup. The game, to be played on Saturday, November 12, will see the top teams from England and France respectively fight it out a top spot in the group stages.

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Newcastle are coming into the match off an exciting drawn encounter against Worcester in the Aviva Premiership. It was hooker Mike Mayhew’s superb play towards the end of the encounter that helped the side take home some points, with Jimmy Gopperth getting a conversion of his own.

Gopperth will, undoubtedly be the player to look for his side in this encounter.

And coincidences do not come better that this. Lyon’s last game in the Top 14 had also ended in a draw against Biarritz, a 15-15 scoreline. However, in this case, it was Lyon who was leading for most part of the game before the opposition drew level and that meant that they will have mixed feelings coming into this first match.

However, Lyon have not been in the best of form in recent times, and are currently placed second-last in the Top 14. On the other hand, the Newcastle Falcons are even worse off, with the bottom position in the championship. Difficult then to pick a winner here.


Tags: Lyon, Amlin European Challenge Cup, Jimmy Gopperth, Newcastle Falcons
Posted: 12th November 2011


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