STATEMENT: Newcastle confirm Mateo Carreras exit - Ruck

STATEMENT: Newcastle confirm Mateo Carreras exit

Newcastle Falcons can confirm that Mateo Carreras will leave the club at the end of the season to take up a playing opportunity overseas.

The Argentina wing has scored 16 tries in 37 appearances during his three years on Tyneside, and remains fully committed to the club until the culmination of the current campaign.

Head coach Alex Codling said: “Mateo is an outstanding talent who has naturally attracted significant interest on the back of his performances for Newcastle and Argentina.

“He arrived here as a talented young man who had played hardly any professional 15-a-side rugby, and he will leave as one of the best wingers in the world.

“That is due to his own ability and hard work as well as the guidance and support he has received at the club, and we will wish him well when he departs in the summer.

“We are naturally disappointed to be losing such a fantastic player and we will always do our best to retain our top talent, but Mateo has been professional and transparent throughout the entire process.

“He still has a massive role to play for the Falcons between now and the end of the season, and I know he will approach it with his usual diligence and positivity.”

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