European Challenge Cup: Newcastle Falcons 55-7 Enisei-STM

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson played for an England XV against the Barbarians in the summer
Newcastle (29) 55
Tries: Kibirige 2, Wilson 3, Watson 4 Cons: Catterick 5
Enisei-STM (7) 7
Try: Simplikevich Con: Kushnarev

Newcastle Falcons ran in nine tries as they eased past Russian side Enisei-STM in the European Challenge Cup.

A hat-trick from Mark Wilson as well as tries from Zach Kibirige and Marcus Watson saw the hosts secure a bonus-point 29-7 lead at the break, Denis Simplikevich with the Siberians' score.

Kibirige grabbed his second try before former England sevens winger Watson scored three more in the second half.

The Premiership side go second in pool one, three points behind Connact.

Newcastle picked up their first point of the season last week as they secured a losing bonus point in their loss in Brive.

But Dean Richards' side were too much at Kingston Park for their Siberian opponents who are in their first European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign.

Marcus Watson
Marcus Watson, brother of England wing Anthony, spent three years with England sevens team before joining Newcastle this season

Newcastle: Tait; Kibirige, Penny, Harris, Watson; Catterick, Young; Vickers, McGuigan, Welsh, Green, Robinson, Welch, Temm, Wilson.

Replacements: Lawson, Rogers, Vea, Witty, Mayhew, Tipuna, Willis, Powell.

Enisei-STM: Kushnarev; Malnik, Kacharava, Gerasimov, Simplikevich; Gaisin, Baranovs; Bezverkhov, Selskii, Zykov, Saulite, Krasylnyk, Orlov, Temnov, Krotov.

Replacements: Hasanov, Cleminson, Pronenko, Butenko, Babaev, Shcherban, Kurashov, Krotov.

Attendance: 4,806

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