Jan 9, 2008: Falcons director of rugby, John Fletcher, spoke of his delight at the news that Newcastle colleague Steve Bates will coach the England Saxons team.
Jan 7, 2008: Newcastle Falcons have signalled their intent to book a European Challenge Cup quarter-final place by setting up base camp in Brive two days before the teams meet at Parc des Sports Municipal on Friday night in their crunch Pool 3 showdown.
Jan 7, 2008: Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Philippe Saint-Andre has demanded immediate improvement from his players after they slumped to their fourth defeat of the season against London Irish.
Jan 4, 2008: Leading Italian referee Carlo Damasco will be in charge when Brive and Newcastle Falcons clash in Round 5 of the European Challenge Cup, which will be broadcast live by France Televisions and Sky Sports.
Jan 4, 2008: John Fletcher believes Newcastle could face their ``most physical encounter of the season'' when Guinness Premiership strugglers Worcester arrive at Kingston Park on Sunday.
Dec 29, 2007: John Fletcher believes Newcastle are close to ending their quest for consistency.
Dec 23, 2007: Ben Cohen says that he still harbours ambitions of pulling on another England shirt, and plenty of time left in his career to realise them.
Dec 21, 2007: England international Ben Cohen will make his debut for Brive in Saturday's Top 14 clash with Dax.
Dec 5, 2007: World Cup winner Ben Cohen is set to resume his playing career across the channel after signing for French club Brive.
Nov 24, 2007: Newcastle boss John Fletcher has backed the Falcons' home-grown policy that will see him field 14 Englishmen in tomorrow's Guinness Premiership clash against Wasps.
Nov 16, 2007: Newcastle director of rugby John Fletcher was happy enough with his side's narrow European Challenge Cup win over Brive at Kingston Park - even if some of his players were not.
Nov 15, 2007: Newcastle Falcons maintained their winning start to the European Challenge Cup Pool 3 with a 25-19 defeat of French side Brive at Kingston Park.
Nov 13, 2007: Newcastle Falcons will see a familiar face when they meet Brive in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Kingston Park on Thursday night in their European Challenge Cup clash.
Nov 12, 2007: Former England hooker Steve Thompson has his sights set on a return to the international fold less than a year after a serious neck injury forced him to retire.
Nov 9, 2007: Past winners of the European Cup Brive downed a brave Connacht at Stade Amedee-Domenech, 15-6 on Friday night.
Nov 9, 2007: Newcastle boss John Fletcher insists Spanish minnows Cetransa El Salvador will be "no mugs'' in the Falcons' European Challenge Cup opener tomorrow.
Nov 6, 2007: Bucuresti launch their third season of European rugby with Nicu Ungureanu, the team manager and Development Officer for the city of Bucuresti, delighted the tournament again offers Romania's up-and-coming players the chance to test themselves against
Oct 13, 2007: Newcastle boss John Fletcher has identified Samoa international David Lemi as the main danger to his side ahead of tomorrow's Guinness Premiership match at Bristol.
Oct 5, 2007: Newcastle boss John Fletcher insists there can be no room for complacency tonight despite opponents Leeds' poor start to the season.
Sep 7, 2007: Ben Cohen has told England to forget about their rankings slump when they begin their World Cup campaign this weekend.