Newcastle Falcons kick start new season with 35-8 win over Worcester

Friday night was a bad one for Ben Te'o and Worcester
Friday night was a bad one for Ben Te'o and Worcester

Newcastle Falcons 35-8 Worcester Warriors, Kingston Park

Newcastle Falcons extended their dominance in the second half as they kick started the 2017/18 season of Aviva Premiership with a 35-8 bonus point win over Worcester Warriors at Kingston Park on Friday.

The Warriors were hampered by injuries as centre Wynand Olivier pulled out of the game late after picking an injury in warm-up while his replacement Ben Te'o left the field in the 26th minute following an arm injury.

Alex Tait crossed over in the fourth minute to get Newcastle Falcons off the mark and Tane Takulua kicked the conversion to make it 7-0. The lead soon went to 10 at the end of the first quarter when Takulua kicked his first penalty. Though, his efforts were negated by a penalty from Worcester fly-half Tom Heathcote. The home side had a lead of seven points heading into the second half.

Warriors started the second half with a lot of intent with Josh Adams strolling past the post early to bring down the gap to two points but that was their last success in the game as Rob Vickers, Kyle Hooper and replacement Juan Pablo Socino all crossed over while Takula kicked two penalties and a conversion to complete a resounding 27 point win for Newcastle Falcons.

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