Former Newcastle Falcons captain Mark Wilson could be returning to Kingston Park after retiring with immediate effect back in February.
A report in The Rugby Paper suggests he’s set to join for the Premiership clubs coaching staff after it was confirmed Dean Richards will be stepping down from Director of Rugby at the end of the season.
Richards, who turns 59 in July, told the squad this week that he would be moving aside. He is in discussions with Semore Kurdi, owner of the Gallagher Premiership club, about joining the Falcons board.
Wilson, 32, came through the club’s academy and scored 42 tries in his 237 games.
As well as becoming a Newcastle Falcons great, the Cumbrian also won 23 caps for England between 2017 and 2021, playing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final and winning the 2020 Six Nations Championship.
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1997-1998: Va’aiga Tuigamala (Newcastle Falcons) – £80,000 per seasonEmbed from Getty Images
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