Newcastle Falcons Classic Rugby Jerseys

Newcastle Falcons Old Rugby Shirts

A photographic history of Newcastle Falcons Jerseys from the past

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CLUB

The Newcastle Falcons (formerly Gosforth FC/ Newcastle Gosforth until 1996) is an English rugby union team that plays in the English Premiership. The club was established in 1877 and played under the name of Gosforth Football Club until 1990. The name was then changed to Newcastle Gosforth and the club began to play at Kingston Park stadium in Kingston Park, Newcastle. At the start of the professional era the club adopted its current name of Newcastle Falcons.

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HISTORY OF SHIRTS

1996/97 HOME (below)

Shirt as worn when the club came 2nd in the Courage League National Division 2 and gained promotion to the top flight

PLAYERS – included Andrew, Bentley, Stimpson, Lam

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1997/98 HOME (below)

Shirt as worn when the club won the Allied Dunbar Premiership in their first top flight campaign

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1998/99 Home (below)

Home Shirt as worn when the club unsuccessfully defended their title and came a disappointing 8th in the Premiership.

They reached the Tetleys Bitter Cup Final losing out to Wasps

PLAYERS – included Wilkinson, Weir, Archer

 

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1998/99 Away (below)

Away Shirt as worn when the club unsuccessfully defended their title and came a disappointing 8th in the Premiership.

PLAYERS – included Wilkinson, Weir, Archer

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1999/ 2000 Away (below)

Away Shirt as worn when the club came 9th in the Premiership

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2005/07 Away (below)

Away Shirt as worn when the club came 7th in the Premiership in 2005/06

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2006/07 Home (below)

Home shirt as worn when the club came 9th in the Premiership

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2006/07 Special Shirt (below)

Charity Pink shirt as worn in the EDF Energy Anglo Welsh Cup when the Falcons were in Group C and won 2 and lost 1 and were eliminated

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2008/09 Special (below)

Shirt used in European games. The Falcons came 2nd in Pool 4 and then lost the quarter final to Saracens 32-13

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1998 1999 Newcastle Rugby Jersey Old Vintage Shirt

The old shirts are the best!!

This is a Newcastle Falcons Away Rugby Shirt from the 1998/99 season. Made by Adidas it is of that fantastic heavier variety that rugby jerseys should be made of

Short sleeved version

Long sleeved version

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The Falcons had a good squad but only finished 8th in the Allied Dunbar Premiership , see squad and table below. They did reach the Tetleys Bitter Cup Final however they lost to Wasps

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AD Premiership 1998/99 Newcastle Falcons Season squad

  • No. 8

    • Dean Ryan
    • Ross Beattie
  • Openside Flanker

    • Richard Arnold
    • Jimmy Cartmell
    • Steve O’Neill
  • Blindside Flanker

    • Peter Walton
  • Lock

    • Doddie Weir
    • Hugh Vyvyan
    • Gareth Archer
    • Jimmy Rule
  • Hooker

    • Ross Nesdale
    • Neil Frankland
    • Richard Horton
    • Christian Balshan
  • Prop

    • Marius Hurter
    • Simon Best
    • George Graham
    • Ian Peel
    • Tim Morton
    • Nick Popplewell
  • Scrum Half

    • Gary Armstrong
    • Hall Charlton
    • Harley Crane
    • Allen Chilten
  • Outside Half

    • Rob Andrew
    • Jonny Wilkinson
  • Left Wing

    • Tony Underwood
  • Center

    • Martin Shaw
    • Inga Tuigamala
    • Tom May
    • John Leslie
  • Right Wing

    • Ross Cook
    • James Naylor
    • Michael Wood
  • Full Back

    • Peter Massey
    • Stuart Legg

 

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Points
1 Leicester Tigers (C) 26 22 0 4 771 423 +348 86 34 44
2 Northampton Saints 26 19 0 7 754 556 +198 85 64 38
3 Saracens 26 16 1 9 748 583 +165 82 59 33
4 Harlequins 26 16 1 9 690 653 +37 64 75 33
5 Wasps 26 15 1 10 717 506 +211 80 45 31
6 Bath 26 15 0 11 698 574 +124 81 68 30
7 London Irish 26 15 0 11 703 607 +96 75 65 30
8 Newcastle Falcons 26 14 0 12 719 639 +80 85 69 28
9 Richmond (A)* 26 11 2 13 720 715 +5 96 75 24
10 Gloucester 26 9 1 16 554 643 −89 58 67 19
11 Sale Sharks 26 9 1 16 604 731 −127 76 80 19
12 London Scottish (A)* 26 8 0 18 491 734 −243 40 85 16
13 Bedford Blues 26 6 0 20 541 840 −299 63 101 12
14 West Hartlepool (R) 26 3 1 22 501 1007 −506 50 134 7

* At the end of the 1998–99 season, Richmond and London Scottish were placed into administration and merged with London Irish, and thus did not compete in the subsequent season.