Richards marks return to rugby with win
September 3, 2012
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards marked his return to rugby with a commanding 37-20 win over Bristol on Sunday.
Richards took charge of his first competitive game for three years at the Memorial Stadium and watched his side run in a four-try bonus point win in their Championship opener. Tries from Tane Tu'ipulotu a double from Luke Fielden and another from Ally Hogg was enough to give the them the win.
The Falcons will hope to bounce back to the Aviva Premiership at the first time of asking and Richards, while pleased with the win, expects his side to push on from their opening victory.
"There were some good things but also some bad things that we need to work on and the players know that, but the most important thing was to get the win," Richards said. "The players are frustrated with certain aspects of the game but I'm quite happy with the performance and there is a lot more to come from us."
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