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Newcastle Falcons sign Scotland Under-20 lock Andrew Davidson

  • Newcastle Falcons have signed Scotland Under-20 lock Andrew Davidson
  • The 19-year-old joins from the Scottish Rugby Academy set-up
  • He becomes the 10th player to join Falcons for the 2016-17 season
Scotland Under-20s lock Andrew Davidson has become Newcastle Falcons’ 10th new signing ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

The 19-year-old who stand at 6 foot 7 was part of the Scotland Under-20s side which beat England 24-6 in February of this year, and joins the Falcons from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy’.

“He is a major talent,” Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said of the Glasgow Hawks representative.

“He has a lot to offer and we are extremely happy he has agreed to join.”

Davidson, who can also play back-row, attended Falcons’ game with London Irish before signing with the club and has been impressed by what he has seen.

“I love the attitude of the club and its supporters – the atmosphere inside the ground was tremendous,” he said.

“To play in front of that would be an honour, but I know I have to earn my place through hard work and showing to the coaches that I am worthy of selection.”