George Wacokecoke agrees to new three-year deal with Newcastle Falcons

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Newcastle Falcons wing George Wacokecoke has penned a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club after signing a new three-year contract.

Born in Fiji, the 25-year-old is a product of Northampton Academy and went on to make his debut for Bath Rugby in 2014. He headed to Newcastle Falcons in 2017 and helped the club win the RFU Championship last season where he scored four tries in 15 games.

“I’m chuffed about this deal and happy at the club,” he told to the official website of the club.

“I’m really enjoying my rugby and being around my mates every day, so it’s great to have things sorted for another three years.

“We’ve had our ups and downs this season – starting strongly, suffering a bit of a dip in the middle of the campaign but now coming back well towards the end – and it just feels like there’s something brewing up here.

“There’s a lot of competition for spots, which is great, and it just means you have to push yourself to even have a chance of being selected every week.

“That’s the way you get the best out of yourself, but I think the biggest thing at the moment is we’re just playing with a really positive mind-set."

Wacokecoke went on to make 32 appearances for the Falcons scoring 13 tries and also represented England Under 18 in the past.

“George is a very dangerous player," said Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards.

“He has great skills, his footwork and handling are good and he brings people into the game.

“He’s also proven himself to be a strong finisher by scoring some excellent tries, and as we continue to build our squad over the next few seasons he will remain an important player for us.”