Transfer News: England flanker Gary Graham makes decision on future

Newcastle Falcons have secured the signing of Scotland Under-20s flanker Guy Graham, whose older brother Gary has also extended his stay with the Kingston Park club.

Flanker Guy has agreed a two-year deal, the 19-year-old having formed part of the Scotland Under-20s side which defeated England Under-20s during this year’s Six Nations.

Brother Gary has signed a new two-year extension, the 25-year-old having made 12 first team appearances in a breakthrough season which also saw him called into the England squad for the Six Nations before suffering a neck injury in the build-up to their opener in Italy.

Both players are the son of George Graham, the Scotland prop who helped the Falcons win the 1997-8 Premiership title and the 2001 Tetley’s Bitter Cup final, Guy saying: “I’m really excited to be going professional and to be joining the Falcons, the club where my brother plays and where my dad did so well.

“Gary has been great in terms of giving me an idea of what I can expect, and my dad also has a lot of experience of professional rugby which I’ve been able to tap into. I know it will involve a lot of hard work and sacrifice but I’m ready to do it, and I hope I can make an impact.”

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