After failing to beat London Wasps by 24 points or score a try bonus point, Newcastle Falcons have been relegated to the Championship. Their resurgence over the last few months under Gary Gold’s leadership has given the Falcons hope, but ultimately they were unable to pull off the miracle required at Adams Park.
It means that pending the promotion of Bristol from the Championship, Newcastle will be going down. There is hope however for the Falcons with Dean Richards taking over this summer and Semore Kurdi’s investment rebuilding the club. It is however a sad day for rugby not just in the north, but for the whole of the Aviva Premiership.
Can the Falcons come back stronger from this?
Thoughts from Newcastle’s Gary Gold courtesy of Talking Rugby: