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Worcester 13-0 Newcastle

Worcester (6) 13
Tries: Bowley Cons: Walker Pens: Walker (2)

Newcastle (0) 0


Worcester v Newcastle

Will Bowley's try seven minutes from time earned Premiership strugglers Worcester a vital win over Newcastle.

The Falcons began well and only a forward pass by Gcobani Bobo at a vital moment denied them an early score.

Two Willie Walker penalties gave Worcester a fortunate half-time lead, with Newcastle having piled on the pressure and stretched their defence.

With time running out in an error-strewn second half a lucky bounce set up Bowley to run 20 metres and score.


Worcester director of rugby Mike Ruddock:

"Our discipline was very good tonight and we only allowed them one kick at goal.

"Winning tonight was vital but there is still a long way to go. We know we have to maximise our home games but this is a win in the bank."

Newcastle director of rugby Steve Bates:

"I'm disappointed we didn't get at least a bonus point from the game.

"We didn't lack creativity though we needed better decision making.

"Some of our play was enterprising but I think we should have taken a couple of our penalty attempts as opposed to kicking for the corners."


Worcester: Latham, Pennell, Rasmussen, Tuitupou, Benjamin, Walker, Arr, A. Black, Lutui, Taumoepeau, Kitchener, Gillies, Cracknell, Sanderson, Horstmann. Replacements: Gear for Rasmussen (74), Jones for Walker (74), Powell for Arr (74), Mullan for A. Black (65), Fortey for Lutui (63), Sourgens for Taumoepeau (72), Bowley for Kitchener (65), Wood for Cracknell (43).

Newcastle: A. Tait, Williams, Vickerman, Tu'ipulotu, Bobo, Gopperth, Young, Golding, Vickers, Hayman, Hudson, Swinson, Browne, B. Wilson, Balding. Replacements: Biggs for Williams (60), Walker for Golding (70), Ward for Vickers (70), Sorenson for Swinson (46), Welch for Balding (41). Not Used: Shiels, Charlton, Miller.

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