Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Harris Is Back with Trophy on His Mind

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Harris Is Back with Trophy on His Mind

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Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby

CHRIS Harris travels to London for Newcastle Falcons' Premiership 7s finals tonight, with the bigger picture firmly in his mind, having only just returned from an eight-month lay-off.

The Cumbrian was one of the players of the round on Saturday night, as the Falcons won all three of their qualifying games in front of more than 7,000 fans in Darlington, and will again be on hand at the Twickenham Stoop when Newcastle try to regain the trophy they last won in 2011.

Harris, who was dual-registered with Tynedale last season, but will spend the coming campaign at Championship club Rotherham, has been sidelined since Christmas with shoulder problems, but is confident he is over the worst.

A full-back in 15s and a forward in sevens, he said: "The sevens has been really useful for me personally because it is my first runout on a rugby pitch since December, when I had my shoulders done. …

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