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Round 19 Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester Rugby

Newcastle v Gloucester

Newcastle Falcons have slipped to three straight defeats in Aviva Premiership Rugby since beating Northampton 46-31 at Kingston Park in round 15. The Falcons home record in Premiership Rugby this season is won five, lost four with the defeats all being to four of the teams currently occupying the top five spots in the league.

Gloucester Rugby’s record in the last four rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby is won two, lost two, outscoring their opponents by 13 tries to twelve, but only tallying one try bonus point – 3 times finishing a match on three. Gloucester won their most recent away game 32-14 at Bristol, and have not achieved successive away victories in the tournament since season 2014/15.

Newcastle won 18-13 when they played the Gloucester at Kingsholm in round 4 but have not achieved a Premiership Rugby double over the west countrymen since 2011/12.

Kingston Park, 8pm

Referee: Luke Pearce (59th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Anthony Woodthorpe & Gareth Copsey.

TMO: Geoff Warren.

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