Nili Latu starred with a last minute try while Tane Takulua slotted the conversion as Newcastle Falcons brought an end to their four-match losing streak in the Aviva Premiership with a 22-24 triumph over Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.
Adam Radwan and Simon Uzokwe scored doubles while replacement Joel Hodgson contributed with nine points as Newcastle Falcons edged out Wasps 41-53 in a high scoring Anglo-Welsh encounter at Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
Newcastle Falcons rugby director Dean Richards has admitted that the fierce competition for places among the squad has made his selection process tough ahead of their upcoming home Aviva Premiership game against Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park.
Toby Flood played a vital role as Newcastle Falcons came from behind to edge out Bordeaux Begles with a 20-21 victory in their European Rugby Challenge Cup encounter at Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday.
Premiership Rugby stated that it would be wrong to judge the success of their US venture based on the low attendance during the recently held Aviva Premiership game between Saracens and Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia.
England international Billy Vunipola is set to make his first appearance this season after he was named in the starting line-up for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons to be played in Philadelphia on Saturday.