Mark Wilson signs new four-year deal with Newcastle Falcons

Mark Wilson joined Newcastle Falcons in 2010
Mark Wilson joined Newcastle Falcons in 2010
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England international Mark Wilson has penned a new four-year deal with Gallagher Premiership club Newcastle Falcons.

A product of Newcastle Falcons Junior Academy Wilson made his debut for the senior team in 2010 and has racked up 221 appearances since then. He also played for England Counties and England Students before making his debut for England senior side during the clash against Barbarians in 2015.

“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," he told Newcastle Falcons' official website.

"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.”

Wilson's first Test came against Argentina during the summer series in June 2017 and was recently part of Eddie Jones' side in the autumn international series where he started in all the four games and went on to win Quilter Internationals player of the series.

Dean Richard's men are enduring a tough season in the Gallagher Premiership where they are languishing at the bottom of the table with three wins from 11 games - a complete contrasting to their performance last season where they managed to reach the knock-out - but Wilson is confident of a turnaround.

“I’ve got absolute faith that we will turn things round this season in what is an incredibly tight league, and it will just take a win or two to get that confidence flowing again.

"We’re working hard in every department and I fully believe we have it in us to push back up the Premiership table, and Kingston Park is definitely where I want to be.”

 

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