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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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11dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back for 2018 as the quarterfinal line-ups are finalised. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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Falcons soar into top half with Chiefs win

Newcastle held on to end Aviva Premiership pace-setters Exeter's seven-match unbeaten league run with a 28-20 victory at Kingston Park.

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22dPA Sport

Falcons into top six as Irish snatch point

Newcastle climbed into the Aviva Premiership top six on Saturday as London Irish went down to their 11th defeat in 12 league games this season.

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Newcastle hold firm to edge out Quins

Newcastle held off Harlequins to edge an 11-10 victory in their Aviva Premiership clash at a packed Kingston Park.

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Challenge Cup: Newcastle edge Dragons

Newcastle edged out the Dragons to maintain their 100 percent Challenge Cup record and cement top spot in Pool 1 with a 27-25 win at Rodney Parade.

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38dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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43dPA Sport

Challenge Cup: Gloucester fight back in Italy

Ollie Thorley scored a try in each half as Gloucester came from behind to claim a 33-26 bonus-point win over Zebre in European Challenge Cup Pool Three, while there was also wins for Newcastle, Sale and Worcester.

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45dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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51dPA Sport

Late, late Latu try sinks Saints

Nili Latu scored from the final play of the game to help Newcastle earn a fine 24-22 win against Northampton at Franklin's Gardens.

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52dESPN Staff

Prem team news: Test stars return

The Aviva Premiership is back once again -- with Test players including Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Byron McGuigan recalled to club action.

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61dPA Sport

Falcons to host match at St James' Park

Aviva Premiership club Newcastle will play a league game at the city's St James' Park this season.

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71dPA Sport

Newcastle sweep aside Blues with nine tries

Newcastle produced a second successive high-scoring Anglo-Welsh Cup victory with a nine-try demolition of Cardiff Blues at Kingston Park.

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78dPA Sport

Rampant Newcastle down Wasps in try-fest

Newcastle won a high-scoring Anglo-Welsh Cup tie against Wasps, edging a 14-try thriller 53-41. After an early Falcons penalty from Craig Willis, two tries within two minutes gave the hosts the advantage in a frantic opening period.

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84dPA Sport

Leicester's late surge breaks Falcons resistance

Three second-half penalties from George Ford and a late Jonny May try finally ended Newcastle's resistance as Leicester Tigers beat the Falcons 30-10 in front of a sell-out 10,100 crowd at Kingston Park.

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87dESPN Staff

Prem team news: Saracens rest Itoje

With Eddie Jones having named his squad for the November internationals, this weekend's Aviva Premiership games take on added incentive for the players selected as they bid to stake a claim for a starting place.

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94dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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Newcastle's Socino handed two-week ban

Juan Pablo Socino will miss Newcastle Falcons' opening European Challenge Cup fixtures after being handed a two-week suspension by the RFU's disciplinary panel.

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104dESPN Staff

Burns facing four-week ban

Freddie Burns faces a ban of around four weeks following the red card that marred his first start for Bath.

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114dESPN Staff

Falcons swoop past Irish to claim top spot

A 59th-minute try from captain Will Welch secured Dean Richards' high-flying Newcastle a 29-17 bonus-point victory over London Irish that took the Falcons to the top of the Aviva Premiership.

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121dPA Sport

Late Wilson try helps Falcons sink Bath

Newcastle shrugged off the jet lag of their North American mission last weekend to snatch a rare league victory in a match of wildly swinging fortunes at the Recreation Ground.

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126dPA Sport

Richards vexed by officials in Falcons defeat

Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards was left frustrated by referee JP Doyle following his side's 29-7 defeat to Saracens in their Aviva Premiership clash staged at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup

  • NEWC3rd
    TRIES SCORED 1st Edinburgh : 40 Tries Scored
    EDINB1st
    33
    40
  • NEWC4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Edinburgh : 184 Points Difference
    EDINB1st
    107
    184