Newcastle punish inept Grenoble

Date published: October 23 2016

Newcastle scored eight tries in their 50-7 demolition of Grenoble at Kingston Park in the Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Four converted tries in the first 40 minutes gave the home side a commanding 28-0 lead at half time as the Falcons made full use of two yellow cards either side of the break for the visitors which made life hard for them.

Another two tries while Grenoble were down to 14 men in the second stanza sealed their fate as Ben Sowrey and Joel Hodgson got their names on the scoresheet.

Edward Sawailau got a consolation try in the last 10 minutes but the visitors will take no comfort from that as they suffered an embarrassing defeat on the road.

The scorers:

For Newcastle Falcons
Welch, Witty, Takulua, Wilson, Sowrey, Hodgson, Lawson, Watson
Cons: Hodgson 5

For Grenoble
Try: Sawailau
Con: Mele
Yellow Cards: Saseras, Nemani

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Marcus Watson, 13 Dom Waldouck, 12 Juan Socino, 11 Alex Tait, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Micky Young, 8 Callum Chick 7 Will Welch, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 Will Witty, 4 Calum Green, 3 Jon Welsh, 2 Ben Sowrey, 1 Sam Lockwood
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Rob Vickers, 18 Scott Wilson, 19 Mouritz Botha, 20 Dan Temm, 21 Tane Takulua, 22 Craig Willis, 23 Fred Burdon

Grenoble: 15 Bastien Guillemin, 14 Sisa Ledua Waqa, 13 Edward Dratai Sawailau, 12 Tino Nemani, 11 Armand Batlle, 10 Gilles Bosch, 9 Lilian Saseras, 8 Henry Vanderglas 7 Kevin Kornath, 6 Jonathan Best, 5 Mickael Capelli, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Loick Jammes, 1 Denis Coulson
Replacements: 16 Etienne Fourcade, 17 Alexandre Dardet, 18 Ali Oz, 19 Steven Giroud, 20 Loic Baradel, 21 Jeremy Valencot, 22 David Mele, 23 Chris Farrell

Date: Sunday, October 23
Venue: Kingston Park
Kick-off: 15:00 BST (14:00 GMT)
Referee: Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Cammy Rudkin (Scotland)