Newcastle v Calvisano preview

Newcastle Falcons will give youth a chance against Cammi Rugby Calvisano at Kingston Park in the Amlin Challenge Cup on Sunday.

No fewer than 12 new faces come into the side with a mixture of youth and experience getting the chance to shine on the European pedestal. Seven of the starting XV are the products of the Falcons academy.

"Calvisano are a side that have nothing to lose, and will be a tough proposition for the lads," said Newcastle's Dean Richards. "We will blood a lot of these boys over the next couple of weeks with a view to perhaps using them during the Premiership as well because most of them are that good."