Newcastle Falcons rugby director Dean Richards has insisted that returning back to Leicester Tigers is not an option for him after the Aviva Premiership club is looking for a replacement for Richard Cockerill.
Danny Cipriani and Jimmy Gopperth shared 24 points between them as Wasps managed to overcome a stiff challenge from Newcastle Falcons with a 30-34 victory in the Aviva Premiership encounter at Kingston Park on Friday.
Chris Ashton made a return to the game after a 13-week ban with a try as the defending champions Saracens outplayed Newcastle Falcons by 21-6 in their Aviva Premiership encounter on Saturday at Allianz Park.
Fly-half Joel Hodgson had a memorable outing scoring 21 points as Newcastle Falcons kept their hopes of making to the knock-out of the European Challenge Cup alive with a 48-29 victory over Lyon at Kingston Park on Sunday.
Newcastle Falcons scored three tries apiece in either half was they managed to resist Harlequins fightback in the second half to register a 38-32 victory in their Aviva Premiership clash at Kingston Park on Sunday.
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Craig Willis has been handed a four-week suspension by the Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel after he was found guilty of 'tip-tackling' charges during his side's recent Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Saracens.