Newcastle Falcons worked off a few of their domestic frustrations by kicking off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a huge nine-try 63-0 victory over El Salvador, the champions Spain, at Kingston Park on Saturday.
The Falcons ran in nine ties with Rory Clegg, Jonny Wilkinson's new understudy, converted all.
Steve Jones, Jamie Noon, Tom May, Ed Williamson, Andy Long, Tim Visser, Tim Swinson and Phil Dowson all scored tries, whilst pressure exerted on the limited Spaniards accounted for a penalty try.
For the Newcastle Falcons:
Tries: S Jones, Noon, May, Williamson, Long, Visser, Penalty Try, Swinson, Dowson
Cons: Clegg 9
For Cetransa El Salvador:
Newcastle Falcons: 15 Steve Jones, 14 Danny Williams, 13 Jamie Noon, 12 Tom May, 11 John Rudd, 10 Rory Clegg, 9 Hall Charlton, 8 Phil Dowson (c), 7 Ed Williamson, 6 Ross Beattie, 5 Mark Sorensen, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Matt Thompson, 1 Joe McDonnell.
Replacements: 16 Andy Long, 17 Jon Golding, 18 Micky Ward, 19 Andy Perry, 20 Russell Winter, 21 James Grindal, 22 Spencer Davey.
Cetransa El Salvador: 15 Redgarht Van Eyk, 14 RaÃºl TurriÃ³n , 13 Meeuwis Stanley, 12 Nava Nava , 11 Luis GascÃ³n, 10 Justin Wilson, 9 Sale Ibarra, 8 Charlie O'Connell, 7 IvÃ¡n Criado (c) , 6 Fabio Galloppa, 5 Craig Lyons, 4 Sergio Souto, 3 Manuel Serrano , 2 Daniel MarrÃ³n, 1 Taz Lewis.
Replacements: 16 CÃ©sar Caballero, 17 Diego Zarzosa, 18 Gaston Gaston, 19 Francisco Carracedo, 20 Jorge Molina, 21 Ignacio GutiÃ©rrez, 22 Manuel Raposa.
Referee: Patrick Pechambert (France)
Touch judges: JÃ©rÃ´me Garces (France), Bruno Bessot (France)
Assessor: Steve Lander (England)