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Newcastle Falcons name team to face Doncaster Knights

Will Welch captains Newcastle Falcons on Saturday when they host Greene King IPA Championship finalists Doncaster Knights at Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Having defeated Nottingham 50-12 in last weekend’s pre-season opener the Falcons hand a debut to former England Saxons centre Dominic Waldouck as part of his month-long trial spell.
 
Joel Hodgson starts at fly-half after a fortnight on Singha 7s duty, the former Yorkshire Carnegie man having rejoined the Falcons after two years away from Kingston Park. Fellow sevens flyer Dan Marshall comes in on the right wing, Alex Tait slotting in at full-back.
 
The forward pack sees a first senior start for Kenyan international Joshua Chisanga, Canada lock Evan Olmstead handed a place in the side after scoring from the bench during last week’s debut. Scott Lawson comes in at hooker, while 19-year-old Ben Stevenson is in line to make his senior debut from the bench.
 
Season ticket members for 2016-17 are entitled to free entry for this game as part of their package. Tickets for non-season ticket members are priced £20 for premium seating, £10 for standard seating and standing or £5 for under-16s. To book call 0871 226 6060.
 
Newcastle Falcons team to face Doncaster Knights (Saturday, 3pm, Kingston Park Stadium):
 
15 Alex Tait
14 Dan Marshall
13 Dominic Waldouck
12 Juan Pablo Socino
11 Sinoti Sinoti
10 Joel Hodgson
9 Sam Egerton
 
1 Jon Welsh
2 Scott Lawson
3 Taione Vea
4 Will Witty
5 Evan Olmstead
6 Joshua Chisanga
7 Will Welch (captain)
8 Mark Wilson
 
Replacements:
16 Ben Sowrey
17 Alex Rogers
18 Paddy Ryan
19 Calum Green
20 Tyrone Holmes
21 Ruaridh Dawson
22 Mike Delany
23 Simon Hammersley
(Blank shirt) Andrew Davidson
(Blank shirt) Dan Temm
(Blank shirt) Craig Willis
(Blank shirt) Ben Stevenson
(Blank shirt) Tom Catterick
(Blank shirt) Zach Kibirige
 
Referee: Ian Tempest

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