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Newcastle Falcons will host Edinburgh and Nottingham in pre-season action, with away matches against Leinster and Doncaster Knights.

Season ticket members are entitled to a free ticket to both of the home friendlies at Kingston Park Stadium, the first of which sees the visit of Championship side Nottingham on Saturday August 11 (kick-off 3pm).

The second home friendly against Pro 14 side Edinburgh takes place on Friday August 24 with a 7.45pm kick-off, the two clubs continuing their recent tradition of squaring off in the final week before the start of competitive action.

For non-season ticket members these friendlies will be priced at £10 for adults and concessions, and £5 for juniors (under-16s). For the Nottingham game only the East and West Stands will be open, while for the Edinburgh game the East, West and South Stands will be open.

The first of Newcastle’s two away pre-season games sees a testing assignment at European Champions Cup and Pro 14 champions Leinster in Dublin on Friday August 17. The game takes place at Energia Park (formerly known as Donnybrook) with the exact kick-off time for the evening fixture yet to be confirmed by the home side.

The pre-season programme concludes with a trip to Championship side Doncaster Knights on Saturday August 25, with a 3pm kick-off at Castle Park.

Newcastle Falcons also have a team playing in the Beachcomber World Club 10s in Mauritius this weekend, and will once again be taking part in the Singha Premiership 7s in Northampton on July 27-28.

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “We have a good mix of games during pre-season, all geared towards giving us the best possible preparation for the start of the Gallagher Premiership season on the weekend of August 31 to September 2.”

The Gallagher Premiership fixtures are announced on July 6, while the Heineken Champions Cup pool draw will take place on June 20.

Season ticket memberships for the 2018-19 campaign start from just £225 for adults and can be booked by calling 0871 226 6060.

NEWCASTLE FALCONS’ PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Sat Aug 11 v Nottingham (home, 3pm)

Fri Aug 17 v Leinster (away, kick-off TBC)

Fri Aug 24 v Edinburgh (home, 7.45pm)

Sat Aug 25 v Doncaster Knights (away, 3pm)

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