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Falcons want to feel the noise of the fans.

Byline: Myriah Towner Reporter myriah.towner@trinitymirror.com

RUGBY fans are urged to make some noise and help break a world record.

The Newcastle Falcons are asking supporters to cheer their loudest at the Aviva Premiership game against Gloucester on November 21.

This is with the hope that fans will set the record for the loudest crowd at a rugby match.

Players Zach Kibirige, Rob Hawkins and Danny Barnes popped by The Journal's office. After meeting the staff and signing autographs they also had a chat with us.

The players said they are hoping the upcoming game will be their biggest turnout.

England Under 20s winger Kibirige said he hopes the goal of breaking a world record will "get some interest in the club" while bringing more fans out for the game.

The loudest game to date they can remember was when crowds cheered them on against the Exeter Chiefs last month.

"At the last Aviva Premiership game versus Exeter Chiefs the players commented on the incredible noise coming from the stands at the full-time whistle," said head of marketing and community Melanie Magee.

"The more fans we get in, the louder it will be. The players have told us how the level of support lifts them during games, so we are going to do our bit by packing the stands."

When asked how fans screaming in support from the stadium impacts the way they play, centre player Barnes said it is in the extra push.

He said: "It gives you the extra 10 to 15 per cent to push it that much harder, knowing you've got a whole stadium of supporters cheering you on."

And as for how they feel about the match against Gloucester, Hawkins, who plays the hooker position, said good.

"We've got a couple of games before, but it would be good to get another win in the premiership," he said. The team are expecting crowds will do them proud and break the world record on a night filled with activities. It will include pre and post-game entertainment, live music, happy-hour drinks and will be followed by the big game.

Officials from the Aviva Premiership and Newcastle City Council will be present to record the volume made on the night.

The game will be at Kingston Park Stadium with kick off 8pm.

The more fans we get in, the louder it will be. It lifts the players during the game.Melanie Magee

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Date:Nov 8, 2014
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