Falcons too hot for Enisei-STM

Date published: November 22 2015

Newcastle bounced back from last week's Challenge Cup loss to Brive with a 55-7 win over Russian side Enisei-STM at Kingston Park on Sunday.

England Sevens international Marcus Watson was the star of the show, crossing four times, while number eight Mark Wilson scored a hat-trick and wing Zach Kibirige went over twice in a dominant performance from the English.

In reply, Denis Simplikevich scored for the Russian side who had made the long journey to Kingston Park for their first away game in the competition. One expects the journey home will be tougher to endure after this negative.

Newcastle were 29-7 ahead at the break and then it was a second-half procession as Dean Richards' men move above Brive into second in the pool. They are three points behind leaders Connacht who they face in December.

The scorers:

For Newcastle:
Tries: Wilson 3, Watson 4, Kibirige 2
Con: Catterick 5

For Enisei-STM:
Try: Simplikevich
Con: Kushnarev

Newcastle: 15 Alex Tait, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Tom Penny, 12 Chris Harris, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Tom Catterick, 9 Michael Young, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Dan Temm, 6 Will Welch, 5 Sean Robinson, 4 Calum Green, 3 Jon Welsh, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Rob Vickers.
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Taione Vea, 19 Will Witty, 20 Richard Mayhew, 21 Ruki Tipuna, 22 Craig Willis, 23 Adam Powell.

Enisei-STM: 15 Iurii Kushnarev, 14 Robert Malneek, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Dmitrii Gerasimov, 11 Denis Simplikevich, 10 Ramil Gaisin, 9 Jurijs Baranovs (c), 8 Anton Rudoi, 7 Andrey Temnov, 6 Vitalii Orlov, 5 Viacheslav Krasylnyk, 4 Uldis Saulite, 3 Innokentiy Zykov, 2 Stanislav Selskii, 1 Aleksandr Bezverkhov.
Replacements: 16 Nazir Gasanov, 17 Lawrence Cleminson, 18 Evgenii Pronenko, 19 Plavel Butenko, 20 Mikhail Babaev, 21 Alexey Shcherban, 22 Igor Kurashov, 23 Dmitrii Krotov.

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Mark Patton (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)