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Saturday 7th February 15:00 GMT

 

London irish and Newcastle Falcons meet in a "dead rubber" in the LV= Anglo-Welsh Cup in Reading on Saturday, with both sides already guaranteed elimination from this season's tournament. The Exiles who have never appeared in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup, have picked up just a solitary losing bonus point from the three Pool fixtures that they have played.

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Having opened their campaign with a narrow, and somewhat unlucky 16-17 loss to the Leicester Tigers, the wheels came off for the Exiles in Round 2, when they were beaten 43-22 by Wasps. Already out of the tournament, last weekend they travelled to West Wales, where the Scarlets downed them by 27-18, registering their own first win of the competition to boot.

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The Falcons lost the opening two fixtures that they played in Pool 3, going down 23-37 at the Saints, before being squeezed out by the Cardiff Blues at Kingston Park Stadium 21-22. Last weekend, the Falcons fielded an unusually experienced side for this particular competition, and were rewarded with a 39-19 win against visitors Sale Sharks. Even that victory still left them in third position in the Pool, and without a chance to improve on their best performance in the Anglo Welsh Cup, which saw them runners-up to Gloucester in 2011.

Posted: 23rd October 2011

 

On Sunday, October 23rd, the Anglo Welsh Cup, better known now as the LV=Cup after the title sponsor, will hold a match in Reading between the Newcastle Falcons and the London Irish. The match happens at 15:00 time, or an hour earlier GMT for those watching online. The London Irish are currently at the top of Pool 2 after playing one game and earning a point. The rest of the sides on the table have yet to play a game yet this season. The Newcastle Falcons are tied for first in Pool 3 with two other teams right now.

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Posted: 7th February 2015


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