Jersey Reds hooker Charlie Maddison joins Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards
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Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the signing of Jersey Reds hooker Charlie Maddison on a two-year deal ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The 28-year-old joined Reds last season after spending three years with Rotherham and has also represented Darlington Mowden Park in the past. He featured in 18 out of the 22 games in the Championship for the Reds last season.

"With being from the North East it has always been an ambition of mine to play for Newcastle Falcons, so it’s fantastic to have completed the move," he told the official website of the club.

“All my attention now is just on working hard to learn the ropes and contributing as best I can to the success of the team.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards is confident that Maddison's experience in Championship will prove beneficial to the club.

“Charlie is a good player who has been on our radar for some time now.

“He is a tough competitor who knows the Championship well, he will help drive the competition for places and give us the squad depth needed to achieve our season goal of promotion back into the Premiership.”

 

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