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Dominic Waldouck urges Newcastle Falcons to refocus

Dominic Waldouck may be a new face at Newcastle Falcons, but he believes everyone at Kingston Park got a monkey off their back with victory at Kingsholm.

Dean Richards’ side had not won away from home in Aviva Premiership Rugby since 2014, but Waldouck’s try helped the Falcons to an 18-13 win against Gloucester Rugby that lifted them to sixth in the table.

Falcons travel to Sixways this season to take on 11th-place Worcester Warriors seeking a second consecutive Aviva Premiership Rugby away win for the first time since the 2011/12 season.

And Waldouck says the atmosphere at Kingston Park has been brilliant since their landmark win, but urged his men not to rest on their laurels.

“We were very happy to get that result away from home, get that monkey off our back and there were a few beers in the changing room afterwards,” the 29-year-old said.

“We all know that the Aviva Premiership moves on very quickly, we are back at it trying to get a result this weekend.

“We feel we can go and beat most teams if we get ourselves in the right place mentally. We just need to make sure we do that every week and that is the challenge.

“We were very disappointed with the way the game went at Bath, we responded well against Leicester and then got the result against Gloucester.”

Carl Hogg’s Warriors side are without a win this season, but have earned two draws – including a thrilling 34-34 tie with Sale Sharks in their last tie at Sixways.

But Waldouck was adamant that no one from the Falcons is taking Warriors lightly.

“They have not had the results they wanted, but they have some quality players and they have shown on the pitch that they can play some good stuff together,” added the summer signing.

“We are going to have to be on our money – we are fully aware of that. It is going to be a challenge, but we are taking confidence from the win at Kingsholm.

“I have really enjoyed my time up here so far, it is a great club, a great city and I have been welcomed really well.”

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