Newcastle Falcons have revealed a brand new charity jersey that they will wear for The Big One – their Premiership clash with Northampton Saints at St James’ Park.
The jersey, which replicates the famous black and white vertical stripes of St James’ Park’s regular tenant, Newcastle United FC, the jersey is also notable for the charity for which the jersey will be raising funds and awareness for.
The shirt prominently displays the logo of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – the charity set up by beloved Scotland international Doddie Weir, who played 97 times for Newcastle in his career.
The foundation raises funds to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease – the 61-cap lock revealed last year that he was suffering with the debilitating disease, and the rugby community has united in its support for one of rugby’s great characters through the foundation.
The Falcons will wear their Charity Jersey for The Big One at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on 24 March 2018.