By Gary Fitzgerald For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 00:23 BST, 24 September 2017 | Updated: 00:23 BST, 24 September 2017
Dean Richards was anxious to keep his Falcons grounded after they flew up to second place in the Premiership table.
They are on the same points as leaders Saracens but the director of rugby warned: ‘There is a very long, long road ahead. We’ve won three games out of four, which means little unless we keep it up for the next eight months.
‘We felt we had to prove a point after losing to