Newcastle Falcons yet to see best of me - Jamie Helleur

Jamie Helleur
Samoa international Helleur joined Falcons from Super 15 Auckland Blues in the summer

Newcastle Falcons centre Jamie Helleur says supporters are yet to see the best of him following an injury-affected start to his time at Kingston Park.

The 27-year-old Samoan three-quarter has scored one try in three games for Falcons following his summer move from Auckland-based Super 15 side Blues.

"I had a tear in my quad," Helleur told BBC Newcastle.

"That had me out for three weeks and then because I haven't been able to run properly my hamstring played up."

Helleur added: "It's been the hamstring recently but it's getting better, it was touch and go the day before the Wasps game, that's why it looked like I was having trouble running round."

Falcons ended their search for a first win of the season with a 15-10 defeat of London Wasps at Kingston Park on Sunday.

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The success was largely down to the accuracy of Falcons fly-half Jimmy Gopperth, who kicked five penalties in a match which featured just one try from Wasps wing Christian Wade.

"To be honest I haven't seen too many glamorous wins in the Premiership so far," the Samoa international said.

"We've been playing some good rugby the last couple of weeks and haven't got the win, so we did what we have to do.

"No one is going to be talking about how we played at the end of the season."

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