Newcastle Falcons 31-15 Plymouth Albion

Newcastle Falcons recorded a routine win over Plymouth Albion, who became just the third team this season to deny the leaders maximum points.

Albion gave the Falcons a real scare with Aaron Carpenter going over early on and Tom Bowen also scoring.

A Mark Wilson try and four Jimmy Gopperth kicks gave the Falcons a 16-12 lead at the interval.

Luke Fielden and Jamie Helleur both went over in the second period as Albion tired.

The visitors can take some consolation from becoming the first visiting team to get two tries at Kingston Park as well as the first to reach double figures this campaign.