Transfer News: Another Newcastle star signs new contract…

Lock Sean Robinson will be a Newcastle Falcons player for the next four seasons after agreeing a new long-term contract with the club.

The 28-year-old Durham University graduate has made 68 appearances for the Falcons, missing most of the 2018-19 campaign with a broken arm but returning for the last month of the competition.

Director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Sean is a player we rate extremely highly, and whose absence we felt during the season.

“He is an intelligent line-out caller who understands the game, he is a threatening ball-carrier and is exactly the type of player upon whom we can build our game over the coming years.”

Robinson said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting the club back to where it belongs.

“I’ve been here for five years now, Newcastle Falcons has always been my professional club and I was lucky enough to get my opportunity here.

“It’s not been a great year for myself in terms of injury but that’s behind me now, and for the club it has obviously been a difficult season with getting relegated.

“No player wants to be involved in that, but from a personal point of view I’m really excited about the challenge of firstly getting us back into the Premiership, and from there making us a club who are regularly competing in and around that top six to top four.

“That’s the ultimate ambition for me as a player and the squad as a whole, and I want to be part of the group that makes it happen.”

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