"We Respect His Decision" - Phil Brantingham to Depart Newcastle for Saracens this Summer - Ruck

“We Respect His Decision” – Phil Brantingham to Depart Newcastle for Saracens this Summer

Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that up and coming prop Phil Brantingham will depart the club, after agreeing a move to Saracens at the end of the season. The front row will be sorely missed by fans in the North East, as he has been amongst the Falcons’ breakthrough talents throughout their campaign.

Brantingham made 25 caps for his home-town club, and has caught the eye of Mark McCall at just 22-years-old. The impressive young gun gets set for a new chapter at the StoneX Stadium, and will be a valued asset to the North Londoners for next season. Brantigham was given well wishes from the club, despite their best efforts of keeping him at Kingston Park.

Newcastle Chairman of Rugby Matt Thompson said; “Phil has done well for us and we made him a good offer to stay here.

“We respect his decision and wish him all the best for his move in the summer, but between now and then he will be fully committed to finishing the season strongly for Newcastle Falcons.”

The front-rower is looking forward to a new challenge in North London.

“I’m really excited to be joining such a huge club at an exciting time in their journey. I can’t wait to rip in and build on the success of Saracens.”

Director of Rugby Mark McCall is excited to welcome Brantingham to Saracens.

“We have tracked Phil for the last couple of years and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to Saracens.

He is a young player with great potential and we believe he has the talent and the character to have a great impact at the club.”