10 Reasons Why We Love Rugby!

Newcastle Falcons Player

Get ready for 'The Big One' coming to St James' Park on Saturday 24th March. Watch the Newcastle Falcons take on Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership, and enjoy live entertainment in the Fan Plaza.

If you haven’t been to a rugby match before, you’ll definitely want to go after reading this!

1. It has the greatest fans in the world

They dress up, they sing loud and they mingle together! They are truly the best!

2. The Respect

Unlike other sports…players have respect not only for each other but for the referee.

3. The Passion

Players live and breathe the game.

Newcastle Falcons Player


4. The Tackles

A rugby game is guaranteed to make you wince. You really want to look away, but you never can!

5. The Players

There's no diving or crying off. They know what they need to do, and they get the job done!

6. More points

Football is simple. The ball crosses the goal-line = 1 goal. In rugby, you've got tries, conversions, penalties, penalty tries and drop goals!

7. The Camaraderie

Regardless of the team they play for, if a player goes down they are helped up.

8. All shapes and sizes

Large, small, tall, short there's a place for everyone in Rugby!

Newcastle Falcons team photo 17/18

9. The Haka

How many other sports can put on such an incredible show before the main even has even kicked off?

10. Those very important locker room shots


Check out cheeky chap Alfie as he chats to the Newcastle Falcons ahead of The Big One this weekend! 

Look out for Justin and Kelly from Heart Breakfast at the Fan Plaza plus,

visit the Heart Angels at the glitter station!