Now in his 11th consecutive year in charge, the lock forward
was to the fore when the Crowtrees outfit rattled up a four-match winning sequence earlier in the season, but was then out with a broken sternum when they lost seven in a row.
The England squad released a statement saying they would accept the verdicts and would now be focusing on their next pool match against Uruguay in Brisbane on Sunday where lock forward
Danny Grewcock will make his delayed World Cup entry.
But Newcastle kept plugging away and were rewarded with a try from lock forward
Stuart Grimes at the death.
Champions LEICESTER had lock forward
Neil Fletcher sent off but still triumphed 18-3 at home to SALE.
The giant lock forward
has his right wrist in plaster after undergoing a complicated operation to repair a damaged ligament.
The Limerick lock forward
has started just two games in the league over the last season and a half, but having lined out against both Wales and England in recent weeks, he is keen to string three successive games together, something which he hasn't achieved in over a year.
Caldy lock forward
Richard Bradshaw said: "Last weekend's game was really tough for both sides with neither giving an inch.
The 42-times capped Wales lock forward
put pen to paper on a deal to take him to Rodney Parade following talks in Newport.
LEICESTER lock forward
Jim Hamilton is expected to miss the rest of Scotland's RBS 6 Nations Championship with a badly sprained right ankle.
But Nuns moved clear on the hour when lock forward
Ben Griffiths barged his way over and Thomas improved the try with his conversion to put the Division Two side 18-6 in front.
Earlier this month the Newcastle boss signed 27-year-old Italian tighthead prop Tino Paoletti from Plymouth Albion and Andrew has gone back to the National Division One outfit to capture lock forward
He was very strong with a good pair of hands and could have done well in the 15-a-side game tooJames was at school in the Preston area with his parents at one stage working at the club and his father turning out for Hoppers sometimes as a lock forward
and often as a back row.