Newcastle Falcons

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Newcastle Falcons
Full name Newcastle Falcons
Nickname(s) Falcons
Founded 1877
Ground Kingston Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Ground Capacity 10,200
Chairman Semore Kurdi
Coach Dean Richards
League Aviva Premiership
2012/13 RFU Championship, Champions

Newcastle Falcons (formerly Gosforth/Newcastle Gosforth) are a rugby club based in Newcastle, England who play in the Aviva Premiership.

The club was formed in 1877 as Gosforth Football Club and were well known for their successes in cup competition. The advent of League rugby saw their first name change to Newcastle Gosforth as well as a move to the Kingston Park stadium. At the start of the professional era the club adopted its current name of Newcastle Falcons and in 1998 they won the Premiership within a year of winning promotion from the second tier, a feat that has yet to be repeated.

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2010/11 Aviva Premiership 11th
2011/12 Aviva Premiership 12th
2012/13 RFU Championship Champions

Former position[change | change source]