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Radwan relishing Anglo-Welsh Cup experience

Radwan relishing Anglo-Welsh Cup experience

He may have impressed during the early rounds of the Anglo-Welsh Cup but Adam Radwan isn’t prepared to stop there.

The Newcastle Falcons winger followed up his brace against Wasps in the opening round of the competition with another dot down against Welsh region Cardiff Blues.

And the 20-year-old had his most impressive appearance to date when he scored a hat-trick against Enisei-STM in the final round of the European Challenge Cup pool stages.

But Radwan wants to focus on the Anglo-Welsh Cup and a trip to the Recreation Ground to face Bath Rugby this weekend.

He said: “Bath is a great place to play rugby but we know we need to win to keep things going and hopefully get through the pool stages.

“We know going away is tough but we won at Wasps in the opening round so we have the confidence to go and perform. If we’re on the money then we’re more than capable of winning.”

The Falcons find themselves top of pool four heading into their penultimate contest, four points ahead of defending champions Leicester Tigers.

The competition has been a great opportunity to blood young talent and Radwan is delighted to see so many players getting their chance to shine.

“It’s a really important tournament,” Radwan said. “It’s where a lot of lads get their first opportunity. The coaches see you in training everyday but it’s a lot different to that.

“You want to perform in a game where you’re under pressure. If you want to kick on then this is a great platform to do that.”

It has been an impressive debut season for the Falcons but Radwan is showing no signs of slowing down and is hoping to get game time in the Avivia Premiership Rugby.

He said: “I’ve absolutely loved it. For my first season it has been really good, but I don’t want to get too comfortable. I want to keep pushing on.

“I want to keep pushing forward and putting pressure on everybody else.

“I want to play in the Premiership. But I want to take everything week-by-week and the Anglo-Welsh Cup is great for getting valuable game time.”

This year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup Final will be at the iconic Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby, on Sunday 18 March. To buy tickets and be part of an unforgettable occasion click here

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