Falcons scalp delights Ford
Leicester Tigers fly-half George Ford has admitted relief was the overriding emotion after his team's crucial 27-22 win at Newcastle.
The East Midlands outfit eased their own relegation fears while plunging Newcastle's Premiership future further into doubt with a narrow victory at Kingston Park on Friday night.
Tigers' Guy Thompson went over twice for the visitors, while England winger Jonny May also bagged himself an important try in the first half.
Having secured a vital win to take them up to ninth place in the table, Red Rose stand-off Ford talked up the importance of the success on Tyneside.
"I feel relief more than happiness. We've missed that winning feeling," he told BBC Sport.
"The forwards got us out of that. For confidence and momentum, it's huge.
"It's been hard, people coming up to us saying 'what's going wrong?' But tonight we had unbelievable clarity. And we showed plenty of fight."
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