Newcastle Falcons won against Castres in the Challenge Cup

Castres 17-26 Newcastle: Falcons respond in style but miss bonus

THREE tries in an improved second-half performance at Stade Pierre-Fabre put Newcastle into the qualifying spots for the knock-out stages.
Scrum-half Sam Stuart, full-back Tom Arscott and No.8 Josh Basham all scored as Falcons overturned a 10-9 half-time deficit, yet they made hardwork of what should have been a bonus-point victory.
But having bounced back from their first competitive defeat in 18 months, to Cardiff Blues last week, coach James Ponton was satisfied with the result.
“I’m very pleased overall with the way the lads went,” he said. “We had five guys making debuts, they all playe...

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