The Falcons beat Leeds when the two clubs met in February at Headingley Carnegie, and are going for a first season’s double over the Yorkshiremen since season 2005/06. Leeds won 16-15 on their most recent visit to Kingston Park.
Newcastle Falcons have slipped to three straight defeats in all competitions and will want to avoid defeat to steer clear of propping up the Premiership table for the first time since March 2003.
Leeds Carnegie’s three Aviva Premiership Rugby victories this season have all been at home. On the road Leeds have a played 8, lost 8 record, and have not won away since they visited London Irish on 18 April 2010.
Referee: Andrew Small (54th Premiership game)