Harlequins returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership thanks to a 15-7 victory over Newcastle Falcons.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards was disappointed as his side fell to a 15-7 defeat at Harlequins.
Team news ahead of Saturday's premiership action including Northampton v Leicester and Gloucester v Bath.
Newcastle lost their unbeaten record in the European Challenge Cup as Stade Francais won a thrilling Pool 3 tie 31-24.
Newcastle tightened their stranglehold on European Challenge Cup Pool 3 with a 30-23 victory over Stade Francais.
Newcastle host Stade Francais, Brive take on Oyonnax and Rovigo visit Grenoble
Newcastle Falcons have made seven changes for Thursday’s European Challenge Cup trip to Stade Francais.
Sale boss Steve Diamond praised Danny Cipriani's maturity after his side's win over Newcastle took them into the top six.
A composed display, interspersed with moments of brilliance, from Danny Cipriani helped Sale record an 18-13 win over Newcastle.
Newcastle coach Dean Richards praised his team’s spirit as they dug deep for a 20-10 win against Gloucester.
Bottom-placed London Welsh face a tough ask against Aviva Premiership table-toppers Northampton on Saturday.
Rory Clegg kicked 15 points to help Newcastle record a 20-10 Aviva Premiership victory over Gloucester at Kingston Park.
Harlequins take on fellow mid-table side Sale in Friday's Aviva Premiership clash while Newcastle host Gloucester.
Bath host Newcastle at The Rec while Sale take on London Irish in Saturday's two Aviva Premiership encounters.
Cardiff Blues coach Andy Kyriacou said he delivered "a few choice words" at half-time against Newcastle in the LV= Cup.
Cardiff Blues shocked Newcastle Falcons with a thrilling 22-21 LV= Cup win at Kingston Park on Friday night.
The second round of LV= Cup clashes get under way on Friday, with Scarlets taking on Northampton.
Northampton made a powerful start to their LV= Cup campaign with a resounding 37-23 victory over Newcastle Falcons.
Attack coach Alex King was thrilled with Northampton as they opened their LV= Cup campaign with victory over Newcastle.
Exeter Chiefs begin their LV= Cup title defence on Saturday, while Saracens lock horns with Harlequins on Sunday.
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