Matias Orlando granted early release from Newcastle Falcons

Matias Orlando has made 45 appearances for Newcastle Falcons
Matias Orlando has made 45 appearances for Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons have granted centre Matias Orlando early release from his contract.

Orlando started his career with Pampas in 2012 and also represented Jaguares between 2016 and 2020 before joining Newcastle Falcons.

Overall, he has made 45 appearances for the Falcons across four seasons scoring four tries.

“I have really enjoyed making Newcastle my home for the past four seasons, and I will take great memories with me," he told the club's official website.

“I want to thank the club for everything during my time here, and for allowing me to take up this new opportunity.

“I would also like to thank my team-mates and the staff at Newcastle for making me feel so welcome, and the supporters who have helped make it a really enjoyable four years here.”

Newcastle Falcons chairman of rugby Matt Thompson thanked Orlando for his contribution with the club.

“I want to thank him for his contribution on the field and to the Falcons’ environment as a whole.

“He has been a really positive presence around the club and has always been willing to share his vast experience with our players and coaches. He has now got a great opportunity to continue his career elsewhere, and we could not stand in his way in terms of agreeing his release prior to the last two games of our own season.”