Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Three: Calvisano 10-25 Newcastle

CALVISANO (3) 10

  • Try: Hehea
  • Con: Haimona
  • Pen: Haimona

NEWCASTLE (20) 25

  • Tries: Tait, Glegg, Kibirge
  • Cons: Godman, Clegg
  • Pens: Godman, Clegg

Newcastle eased to a comfortable victory over Italian side Calvisano.

Alex Tait touched down inside the opening two minutes to hand the Falcons an early advantage.

Rory Clegg then added a second try as Newcastle established a commanding 20-3 half-time lead.

Zachary Kibirige added a third after the break, but the visitors were unable to secure a bonus point and replacement Paino Hehea's touchdown provided a consolation for Calvisano.

Newcastle have now come out on top in three of their four Pool Three matches so far, while winless Calvisano remain bottom.

SATURDAY'S LINE-UPS

Calvisano: De Jager; Canavosio, Vilk, Castello, Visentin; Haimona, Violi; Costanzo (capt), Ferraro, Andrea Lovotti; Beccaris, Cavalieri; Steyn, Scanferla, Belardo.

Replacements: Gavazzi, Scarsini, Romano, Hehea, Zdrilich, Griffen, Chiesa, Bergamo.

Newcastle: Cato; Tait, Crockett, Powell, Kibirige; Godman, Fury; Vickers, Lawson, S Wilson; Tomes, McKenzie; Welch (capt), Saull, Mayhew.

Replacements: McGuigan, Shiells, Brookes, del Fava, Fitzpatrick, Pilgrim, Clegg, Shortland.