Premiership: Newcastle Falcons at Leicester Tigers

Dean Richards
While he was at Leicester coaching, Dean Richards won four Premierships as well as two Heineken Cups.
Venue: Kingston Park Date:Saturday, 21 May Kick-off: 12:00 BST
Coverage:Live score updates via BBC Sport website and BBC radio local

Dean Richards is the Newcastle Falcons' director of rugby, taking over against Leicester.

If they defeat Falcons and Saracens, Leicester will be able to finish at the top of Premiership Table.

Richard Wigglesworth takes Ben Youngs' place as scrum-half, and George Martin makes his debut since March.

Nic Dolly will be bringing in hooker Julian Montoya. This is after Youngs, Callum Green, and Harry Potter were eliminated from their European Champions Cup quarterfinal defeat.

“Richards will want a quiet merger”

Dave Walder, the Falcons' head coach, stated that Richards will be succeeded at Newcastle by Walder.

Walder said, “I think he will prefer to blend off quietly than make a big scene.”

“As an entire group, we just want to get out on a high as this is our last home game.”

Steve Borthwick, Leicester's head coach, knows that “it is an important week” for Falcons as Richards bids farewell.

Borthwick stated that after all the work he did for the club, his team would give their best on Saturday.

His impact on English rugby is immense. He was a great player for England and a director of rugby.


Newcastle Falcons Tait; Radwan, Orlando, Burrell, Carreras; Hodgson; Young; Brocklebank, McGuigan, Davison; Peterson, Van der Walt; Graham, Basham, Chick (c).

Replacements: Blamire, Mulipola, Tampin, Lockwood, Fearns, Nordli-Kelemeti, Haydon-Wood, Stephens.

Leicester Tigers: Steward; Ashton, Moroni, Porter, Nadolo; Ford, Wigglesworth; Genge (c), Dolly, Cole; Chessum, Wells; Martin, Liebenberg, Wiese.

Replacements: Clare, Leatigaga, Heyes, Henderson, Reffell, Van Poortvliet, Burns, Scott.

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe.

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