Falcons welcome new addition while retaining young star
Newcastle complete signing of utility back Belisario Agulla
The Argentinian has accumulated 11 caps for the Pumas
Director of Rugby Dean Richards excited by new signing
Falcons young prop Scott Wilson signs new three-year deal
Argentinian back Belisario Agulla has signed for Premiership side Newcastle Falcons after ending his spell with French Top 14 side Agen.
The 27-year-old, who has won 11 caps for the Pumas since making his debut in 2009, can play anywhere across the backline and is the younger brother of Bath winger, Horacio.
“Belisario is a talented, fast and dynamic player,” Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said.
“We’re certain he will suit our pitch and will complement our existing group of players.”
Agulla has scored seven international tries for the Pumas but has not appeared for them since a game against Georgia 2013.
Speaking shortly after his move was agreed Agulla commented: “I like to run with the ball in hand, and to do anything I can to help my team win. If doing that gets me some tries along the way then that’s great.”
There is also news today that exciting prospect Scott Wilson has extended his stay at Kingston Park, agreeing on a new three-year contract. The 21-year-old Tight-head Prop had impressed over the course of his first professional contract.
“It’s my first club, I’ve been here since I was in my academy, and I enjoy playing professional rugby for it,“ said Wilson.
“Playing Premiership Rugby has been tough going and has really tested me out and provided a real challenge,
Looking ahead to his future with the Falcons, Wilson added, “I just want to develop, we have some really good coaches here who I get on with well and who have made the decision to say really simple. It is my club; I like being here and I just want to keep on playing here.”