Newcastle Falcons’ prop-forward Adam Brocklebank enjoyed his 100th appearance in the club’s opening day victory over league new boys Ampthill.
In his first time facing the promoted side, Brocklebank racked up his century with his side putting five points on the board in a 40-17 win. A “massive honour” for the 28-year-old, he shared his thoughts on what the accolade means.
“It’s a massive honour. I’m privileged to get one for the club never mind 100, so I’ll be forever grateful. Fingers crossed I can get many more under my belt here if I play my cards right.
“I just want to thank everyone along the way who’s been here and helped me to have my opportunity to find my feet here.”
Speaking on their perfect start to the season, Brocklebank said: “That was our first hit out properly on grass, first hit out as a team. The weather was absurd, it was 30-odd degrees. But we got a win. Five points and we felt like we didn’t fire a shot so that’s a positive for us.
“Moving forward, there’s an opportunity to win some silverware so the boys need to have their heads screwed on and focus as to what we’re going for. We’re coming for that silverware, so we need to improve.”
The Falcons are in action at Kingston Park on Friday, welcoming Championship side Bedford Blues in the Premiership Rugby Cup. Despite a 41-0 mauling over their visitors when they last met in the Championship, Brocklebank said his side must improve on their consistency to ensure they get a result in the coming fixture.
“[Our areas of improvement] are just more consistency in our areas that we were playing well. Set pieces are obviously going to be really important as always.
It’s a bit cliché, but forwards win the game, backs decide by how many. As forwards, we need to step up and help the backs out and just keep doing what we were doing well for the full 80 minutes rather than just in spells.”