Adam Radwan has pledged his future to Newcastle Falcons until the summer of 2023 after signing an extended contract with the Gallagher Premiership new boys.
The 23-year-old was the Falcons’ top try-scorer during last season’s unbeaten campaign, touching down 14 times in 15 games in a year which saw Newcastle winning all 22 of their matches.
Highly-rated Radwan, who is yet to be called up by Eddie Jones, is 33/1 to tour with the British & Irish Lions next summer.
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Radwan, who was born in North Yorkshire, played his junior rugby with Middlesbrough, Billingham, and Hartlepool Sixth Form College before joining the Falcons’ academy, also starring for Darlington Mowden Park in National One.
Boasting a total scoring record of 29 tries in his 35 first team games for Newcastle, the former Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Award winner said: “It was a no-brainer for me in terms of signing the new contract extension.
“I love playing for the Falcons, there’s a really exciting future for the club following our promotion back into the Premiership and I want to be part of things here.”
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LIST | 5 English players who could be bolters for the Lions in 2021
With just over a year until the British & Irish Lions head to South Africa, there’s still time for some relatively unknown players to stake a claim for a late call-up.
Paddy Power, who are already taking bets on who’ll make Warren Gatland’s squad, are offering odds on this handful of uncapped English hopefuls.
Here are five players they think are in with a shot of selection in 2021.
1. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons) – 10/1
The top-scorer in the Championship this season, the prolific winger, is a similar sort of player to Jonny May and is developing into one of England’s most exciting young talents. It’s simple: give him the ball, point him in the direction of the try-line, sit back and applaud.
If he can continue his meteoric rise in the Gallagher Premiership next season, an England call-up and potential Lions tour isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.