Radwan hat-trick helps Falcons end group stage unbeaten

Toby Flood scored a try and four conversions for Newcastle
Toby Flood scored a try and four conversions for Newcastle
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RC Enisei 19-33 Newcastle Falcons, Avchala Stadium

Adam Radwan scored a hat-trick as Newcastle Falcons maintained their unbeaten record in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup with a 19-33 win over RC Enisei at Avchala Stadium.

Winger Federico Giliberti scored an early seventh minute try to get RC Enisei off the mark while a conversion from Aleksandr Budychenko took them to a seven point lead.

However, the rest of the first half was dominated by Newcastle Falcons as Mark Wilson (18'), Radwan (23' and 37') and Toby Flood (34') scoring tries. Flood also slotted extras on three occasions as the visitors ended the first half with a score of 7-26.

The third quarter went without a point and the deadlock was finally broken when Anton Sychev going past the line in the 63rd minute as the hosts reduced the gap to 12 points but Radwan with his third try in the game in the 75th minute restored the 19 point lead for the Falcons.

Flanker Mikheil Gachechiladze scored a consolation try for RC Enisei in the closing stage but it was the Falcons, who looked impressive as they secured a home quarter-final against Brive.


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