Newcastle Falcons are in a bid to improve their performance ahead of their upcoming fixtures with a change in the composition of the team as well as the coaching staff. Former England half back Dave Walder has come in as the attacking coach replacing the outgoing coach Peter Russell. The Director of Rugby at Newcastle has promoted his former team mate as the forward coach from a part time kicking coach. A number of players have been involved in the team transfers as far as the Premiership clubs are concerned. This has been no different for the Falcons. They have signed the Italian International lock star Josh Furno from the French side Biarritz. Dave Richards, the Falcons director of rugby expressed his satisfaction at getting the all rounder in the ranks of the team while Furno has promised to put up his best performance for the team.
The signing of the three Samoa International players is going to be crucial as far as the performances of the Falcons are concerned. Alesana and Anitelea Tuilagi are the two brothers who shall be flowing in to Newcastle from NTT Shining Arcs and Newport Gwent Dragons. Both of them can play at centre and wing positions. The brothers have previous experience in the Premiership while playing for leading clubs like Leicester and Tigers. Kane Thompson was the other Samoa International joining the team from his New Zealand club about whom Richards sounded optimistic. These superstars shall add physicality and agility to the game of the Falcons that might prove crucial in the success of the team. A few days earlier Grant Shiells left the club for his new innings as a Bath player. The fans will hope that their former star will not be missed as they get to welcome their new heroes in the club.