TOP BAR - Fixtures

Newcastle Falcons set to return to St James’ Park on March 23

Newcastle Falcons set to return to St James’ Park on March 23

Newcastle Falcons will return to St James’ Park on Saturday March 23 when they host northern rivals Sale Sharks in ‘The Big One’.

The Gallagher Premiership encounter is a 5.30pm kick-off, last season’s match at the home of Newcastle United drawing a club record home crowd of 30,174 for the 25-22 victory over Northampton Saints.

This season’s game once again falls on football’s international weekend, Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards welcoming the return of an event which saw Premiership Player of the Season Vereniki Goneva marking his first-half try with a trademark Alan Shearer celebration last March.

“It was an incredible experience to be involved in last season’s fixture at St James’ Park and the chance to go there again is another fantastic opportunity for us and our supporters,” said Richards.

“The North East public are renowned for coming out and supporting major events, it will be a real celebration of rugby and to play at such an iconic stadium is a chance not to be missed.”

Newcastle captain Will Welch echoed Richards’ enthusiasm saying: “I’m a lifelong Newcastle United supporter, I’ve gone there regularly from when I was a kid and it’s great that we will have the chance to return to St James’ Park.

“Last season’s game there was one of the stand-out moments of my career, captaining the side in front of more than 30,000 people, and I’m sure there’ll be similar levels of excitement around this season’s fixture.”

Entry starts from just £10 for adults and £5 for children, with tickets available now by calling 0871 226 6060 or visiting https://www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastlefalcons/EDP/Event/Index/1431

Falcons season ticket members are once again eligible for a free ticket, with season parking passes also valid. In addition, season ticket members will be entitled to purchase extra tickets in certain areas at a discounted rate.

For full ticketing details and FAQs please visit https://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/news/story/FAQs-All-you-need-to-know-about-The-Big-One

To get all the latest news from Premiership Rugby sign up to our Newsletter