Transfer News: England international commits to Newcastle

England international back-rower Mark Wilson has pledged his long-term future to Newcastle Falcons by signing a new four-year deal with the Kingston Park club.

The 29-year-old has made 221 appearances for the Falcons and enjoyed a breakthrough year with the national side, being voted England’s Man of the Series during the recent autumn internationals.

A product of the Falcons’ academy, the Cumbrian spoke of his delight after committing his long-term future to his one-and-only professional club.

Wilson said: “This is the club that I love and I’ve been here for 14 years of my life, so it’s great to be able to extend that. My family is here, I class Newcastle as home and I enjoy being part of the whole club.

“We get really well looked after here as players, the off-field support is great and I enjoy the coaching every day. It means I can just focus purely on getting things right on the field, and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing over the next four years.”

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