Homegrown talent
Newcastle Falcons’ commitment to building around a homegrown core is already showing early signs of fruition, with four of its players shining on the international stage.

Newcastle Falcons’ commitment to building around a homegrown core is already showing early signs of fruition, with four of its players shining on the international stage.

Ben Redshaw, Oliver Spencer, Ben Douglas and Jacob Oliver were all part of the England Under-20s Six Nations squad, which recently won the Six Nations title in the most dramatic of fashions.

Going unbeaten throughout the entire competition, England had the daunting prospect of having to win away against France in the decisive game – a challenge which they more than lived up to.

Falcons’ flyer, Redshaw, wasted no time in demonstrating the attacking instinct, which has marked him out as a special talent from an early age, running the length of the field to score a spectacular try in the very first minute of the game.

Club-mate, Spencer, came on to replace him just before half-time, with Douglas and Oliver among the replacements for a game which England closed out 41-35 in the Basque town of Pau to seal the Six Nations crown.

The tournament had started with England winning 36-11 away in Italy, going on to enjoy a comfortable 28-7 victory at home to Wales.

The English defeated Scotland 30-17 in Edinburgh to set up a crucial home tie with fellow unbeaten side Ireland, with a see-saw contest in Bath ending in a 32-32 draw as Ireland levelled with the very last play of the game.

That all teed up the crucial final test in France – which England passed with flying colours – and there was further international representation among the squad.

Lock-forward, Luke Coulston, made his Scotland Under-20s debut during the Six Nations and there were England Under-18s honours for Falcons’ pair Patrick Hogg and Joe Davis.

Which all points towards a bright homegrown future for the North East’s only Gallagher Premiership rugby club, which continues to build under new consultant director Steve Diamond.

Season ticket sales are well up on the same time last year, with the buzz already starting to build ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

You can even watch all the action in the unrivalled comfort of the club’s award-winning hospitality, with a whole range of packages now on sale.

Watch true north icons Adam Radwan, Callum Chick and Jamie Blamire take to the field, alongside the club’s rising stars.

Enjoy the best of our Rugby World Cup heroes, too, with our Argentinian contingent adding some South American flair to Kingston Park match days.

Explore the club’s range of award-winning hospitality packages, including exclusive executive boxes, premium balcony level suites and a more relaxed Street Food package.

There truly is something for everyone and with new payment plans introduced it’s never been easier to watch the Falcons in style.

For further information, contact the club’s commercial team via email at [email protected]

Posted 17th April 2024

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