Maintaining social connections and managing loneliness are challenges their tipuna
did not experience."
Reps: 16 Rob Hawkins, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Andrew Foster, 19 Calum Green, 20 Richard Mayhew, 21 Ruki Tipuna
, 22 Tom Catterick, 23 Tom Penny.
TOMORROW'S TEAM NEWS Newcastle Falcons team to play Saracens (tomorrow, Allianz Park, 3.15pm, live on BT Sport): 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Alex Tait, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Craig Willis, 9 Michael Young, 1 Rob Vickers, 2 George McGuigan, 3 Taione Vea, 4 Mouritz Botha, 5 Sean Robinson, 6 Will Welch (c), 7 Dan Temm, 8 Mark Wilson Replacements: 16 Rob Hawkins, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Andrew Foster, 19 Calum Green, 20 Richard Mayhew, 21 Ruki Tipuna
, 22 Tom Catterick, 23 Tom Penny
Teenager Ruaridh Dawson is on the bench for the 11am UK-time kick-off, Newcastle's scrum-half stocks depleted by the injuries to Kiwi Ruki Tipuna
and Tongan international Tane Takulua.
Richards has also brought in New Zealander Jamie Booth to shore up a crisis at scrum-half with Ruki Tipuna
crocked and out for three months.
Newcastle: S Hammersley; A Tait, T Penny, C Harris, L Smith; R Clegg, R Tipuna
; R Vickers (E Fry 51), R Hawkins, K Brookes (O Tomaszczyk 51), S Macleod (W Witty 22), S Robinson, W Welch (capt, D Temm 30), M Wilson, A Saull.
Newcastle battled hard throughout but could only manage a first-half try from lively scrum half, Ruki Tipuna
and a penalty try late on.
BRISTOL: Wallace, Watkins, Hughes, Mosses (Eves 77), Short, N Robinson (Jarvis 57), Tipuna
(Baldwin 38); Traynor (Cortes 41), R Lawrence, Hobson, B Glynn, Sorenson, Koster, Rennie (Grieve 53), Eadie (Skirving 77).
Tries from Ruki Tipuna
, Nick Koster and Edinburgh man Ross Rennie secured the bonuspoint win, cementing our status at the top of the table.
Cardiff's Ellis Jenkins powers through the tackles of Bristol's Tom Channon (L) and Ruki Tipuna
whare runanga--carved meeting house; also known as whare whakairo or whare tipuna