At the end of November, the Future Directions Task Force combined the recommendations of all DVR staff, the Policy and Procedures Subcommittee, and the VRAC
into a final version of Vision 2000.
But while the French team - packed with internationals like Tony Marsh, Olivier Magne and Aurelien Rougerie - will prove much tougher opposition, the VRAC
amateurs from the north of Spain left an indelible impression on the Falcons and the 6,012 crowd, who took them to their hearts.
The news that Jonny Wilkinson will be missing has put a cloud over tomorrow's Parker Pen Challenge Cup first round, second leg tie between the Falcons and VRAC
The new and improved episodes of "Monster by Mistake" will be broadcast on Disney Australia, Telemundo in the United States, Super RTL in Germany, Canada's YTV, and the French language VRAC
World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson returns to action for Newcastle Falcons in Sunday's Parker Pen Challenge Cup first round, second leg tie against VRAC
No professional team for them to support, just the semi-pro side of Dulciora El Salvador, who played Harlequins last Sunday, and the true blue amateurs of VRAC
, who entertained the Falcons the day before.
I've been looking forward to playing against Jonny Wilkinson ever since we were drawn against Newcastle," said the bank clerk and strictly amateur rugby player who has been at the VRAC
club since joining as a 13-year-old way back in 1986.
The match itself was of secondary importance, but all credit to the amateurs of VRAC
who played their hearts out from the start and only faded when the vastly super Newcastle fitness began to tell.
Falcons boss Rob Andrew has rung the changes for tomorrow's Parker Pen Challenge Cup first-round, first-leg tie against VRAC
in Valladolid, Spain tomorrow.
When the Falcons jetted out to Spain yesterday afternoon for Saturday's Parker Pen Challenge Cup game against VRAC
Valladolid, they left behind Wilkinson - despite a request by the Spanish club to bring him along for the ride.
As well as the European Cup clash VRAC
Vallidolid, Wilkinson will also miss next week's World Cup celebration match between England and the New Zealand Barbarians, although he will be with the rest of the England squad at Twickenham parading the Webb Ellis Trophy.
Jonny will make his first appearance of the season for the Falcons in the Newcastle Parker Pen European Cup tie against VRAC
Valladolid at Kingston Park on Sunday, December 14.