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Newcastle Falcons will be hoping that the visit of London Irish to their Kingston Park home on Sunday will enable them to bring an end to a very long and unwanted run.
They won the equivalent fixture in Round 6 of last seasons Aviva Premiership, but have since then lost 17 consecutive matches in the tournament.
That they survived in the top tier of English club rugby last season despite such woeful form, was purely down to the woeful performance of the relegated Worcester Warriors.
The Newcastle Falcons have managed four home wins in other competitions during their dreadful Premiership run. Beating London Irish and Newport Gwent Dragons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, and European minnows Calvisano from Italy and Bucharest from Romania in the European Challenge Cup.
The exiles have not won on the road in the Premiership since February, when they beat Wasps, and have just two wins from their last nine Aviva fixtures.
Irish will be visiting a venue where they haven't been successful since September 2010, when they won by 46-12.
Week one, saw the Falcons suffer a 36-17 defeat at Welford Road against the Leicester Tigers, while the Exiles were also beaten, going down 15-20 to Harlequins at Twickenham as part of the London Double Header.
Posted: 27th October 2013
Newcastle Falcons have exceeded the expectations of all but perhaps their most fervent supporters, since their return to the Aviva Premiership this season.
They have made a solid, if unspectacular start, in both the Amlin Challenge Cup, and perhaps much more importantly, in the Aviva, where they have recorded two victories already, including a 16-11 win on the road at Worcester Warriors in their last match before the recent break for European competition.
With Worcester failing to record a victory yet this season, and appearing to be in disarray, the Falcons find themselves at this early stage of the new season, sitting relatively comfortable in the table.
London Irish have three straight victories to their name in all competitions, having beaten Harlequins in the Aviva, and then recorded thumping wins against the part timers of Italian side Prato and Portuguese outfit Lusitanos, in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
Like the Falcons, the Exiles have also beaten Worcester this season, recording their only Aviva away victory room their last six road trips, against those opponents in round 2, by the narrow margin of 20-18.
The exiles have only ever won on a single occasion at Kingston Park, when they emphatically thumped a struggling Newcastle Falcons team 46-12 in September 2010, while Newcastle's 19-10 victory back in February 2012 was the first time they had beaten London Irish in six meetings.
Posted: 18th February 2012
Don't miss the match-up this week in the Aviva Premiership, happening between the Newcastle Falcons and the London Irish at Newcastle at 15:00 on Saturday, February 18th. The Newcastle Falcons take the very last spot in the Aviva Premiership standings right now. They have been able to play fourteen games but out of of all of those they have only two wins, one draw and eleven losses. The London Irish are seventh right now with six wins. They have one draw and the other seven were losses. The Irish have 34 poitns and are tied with the Sharks.
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