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Friday 30th December 19:45 GMT


Wasps will look to build on their bonus point victory against Bath at the Ricoh Arena, when they visit Kingston Park Stadium to take on the Newcastle Falcons on Friday Evening, in the opening fixture of Round 12 in the Aviva Premiership. The Falcons were competitive on Christmas Eve when they travelled to Allianz Park to face the Champions Saracens, but were beaten 6-21, ending a run of two successive wins in the Premiership. At their own Kingston park, the Falcons have won their last two fixtures, against Harlequins in the Premiership and Lyon in the Challenge Cup, scoring six tries in each of those successes.

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They have now collected a total of 23 points, which although only enough to place them ninth in the table, puts them a comforting 15 points clear of bottom placed Bristol. London Wasps have won four of their last five Premiership outings, the solitary reverse during that run, coming at Kingsholm against Gloucester 18-36 in Round 8. Their 40-26 victory over Bath on Christmas Eve, saw them draw level on 42 points with the leaders Saracens, and at the same time open up a six point gap between themselves and Bath. Newcastle last beat Wasps back in May 2012, when Wasps were still based at Adams Park, since when the clubs have played each other eight times.

Posted: 27th March 2016


A run of three wins in four Aviva Premiership games had appeared to set the Newcastle Falcons on the road to safety, having been fighting all season with London Irish to avoid the relegation position in the table. However, since beating the Northampton Saints 26-25 at Kingston Park in Round 12, they have fallen to four successive losses, with their advantage over the Exiles being reduced to a mere five points, following their rivals nerve racking win in Reading against Gloucester last weekend. On Sunday, the Premiership's in form club, Wasps, are the visitors to Kingston Park Stadium, in a vital game for both clubs.

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Eight wins in their last nine Premiership fixtures has seen Wasps rise to third in table, where they are now just four points behind Saracens. With the top two finishers in the regular season table being given home matches in the play-off semi-finals, London Wasps will be keen to keep their run of success going. The only defeat that Wasps have suffered in the last nine outings came in their most recent away trip, 10-13 at Kingsholmagainst Gloucester. They have not suffered back to back away losses in the competition since the beginning of the campaign.

Posted: 20th February 2015


Newcastle Falcons rollercoaster Premiership season continues. After a woeful start to the campaign, which saw them vying with London Welsh for the bottom spot in the table, a min revival saw them pull clear of the threat of relegation, before another slump which has seen them win just one of their last six Aviva Premiership matches. Even that success came against the winless Exiles at Kingston Park Stadium in Round 13 by 38-7. On Friday, they host London Wasps who have climbed to fourth in the table, where they sit on the heels of Saracens above them, but have three teams below them within two points. Such is the competition for the vital top four positions which secure a post-season play-off spot, and the top six places which give those clubs a place in next season’s Champions Cup.

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The game promises tries, with the Newcastle Falcons having crossed the opposition’s line at least once in every Premiership match they have played since Round 19 , when they failed to register a five pointer against London Irish.  Wasps have been even more prolific, with only one match in which they went tryless since September 2012. A home match against Northampton Saints in December 2013.

Posted: 27th December 2013


Newcastle Falcons entertain London Wasps at Kingston Park Stadium on Friday evening, eager to find the clinical edge to their play that has been missing in recent outings, and that has resulted in them going four matches without managing to score a single try, and managing to score a meager fifteen points during that winless run. While an opening to the season that saw them three of their first six matches, they have lost their last four matches in the Aviva Premiership, and they now sit in tenth position, all be it what appears a relatively comfortable tenth position in the table, as they are fairly well clear of the bottom, relegation position, thanks to Worcester Warriors' woeful season, it would only take the Warriors to go on a three match winning run, to drag the Falcons well and truly into a relegation dog fight.

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While Wasps are only two places above the Newcastle Falcons in eighth position, a win on Friday night would, at least temporarily lift them into the top six, and dependant on securing a try scoring bonus point, even the top four. Wasps chief Dai Young will be hoping for a little more fortunate to come his sides way, than it did last week, when a controversial last minute penalty cost his team victory over the high flying Saints of Northampton.

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Posted: 30th December 2016

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