Falcons' Plight Is Fact, Not Fiction; MATCH ANALYSIS

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Falcons' Plight Is Fact, Not Fiction; MATCH ANALYSIS


Byline: Nick Purewal's

Falcons ................ 17

Wasps ................... 23

PERSONALITY goes a long way - 90s popular culture tells us so.

Quentin Tarantino's unique philosophy hardly fits the rugby ethos, but the Pulp Fiction director does have a point.

Samuel L Jackson's character used the phrase at his life's crux, and how the Newcastle Falcons could employ some such rationale.

Since John Fletcher and Peter Walton's tenure ended in March, Steve Bates has been ebullient in taking the Falcons pack to task.

When Toby Flood, Mathew Tait and Ben Woods flew the Falcons nest, change was always bound to underpin the new era.

To front up, Bates chose to focus up front, but thus far things have not exactly gone according to plan.

Still striving to find their niche - their personality - at least Dave Thompson has ended the club's uncertain future.

The whole playing squad has pledged to channel that strong leadership into results on the pitch.

If they expect to escape a tortuous relegation battle, those wins must start now.

Despite improved pack performance and better tactical kicking, Bates' men still failed to find their fluency last night though, with Dave Walder the chief villain of the piece.

Six penalties and some great linekicking took his former employers to task, and Walder can be rightly proud of how he showed what Newcastle are missing.

Newcastle have to nail down their gameplan and put the schizophrenia to bed without delay.

More than ever, penalty count cost them the match, and Ed Williamson ought to be tearing out his hair in clumps for his sin-binning.

The blindside flanker had referee Andrew Small teetering on the brink of reaching for his pocket long before he put in an illegal piledriver.

In isolation that hit might have escaped censure, but it was enough to slip Williamson off the disciplinary tightrope.

Walder stepped up, smashed the penalty through the sticks and ended the tie, despite Charlie Beech later nipping round a ruck to secure the points.

Frustrating in the extreme, especially as Bates admitted he had ripped into his men at half-time for their charity.

Three wins in 13 games leaves Bates in a bit of a pickle - how hard to hammer into his men for letting yet another eminently winnable home clash slip through their fingers.

Wasps are struggling for any kind of form themselves and this truly was the best-ever time to play them.

A win they needed but, pack and half-backs aside, they were not strong.

Mark van Gisbergen and Josh Lewsey are top Premiership players, but neither is comfortable at centre, and that is why Danny Williams scored a peach of a try.

Tane Tu'ipulotu bisected the Wasps midfielders to put Williams away for his second successive score at the game's start, but it was the high point of the half.

Tom May ended a superb move at the start of the second half, but once again the Falcons cannot rely on momentary magic.

Clegg chipped wide in his own 22 for May to collect and set Steve Jones away, before Brent Wilson delayed his pass off the ground just long enough for May to nip home. …

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