Newcastle Falcons full-back Elliott Obatoyinbo signs new two-year deal

Elliott Obatoyinbo has played 18 times for Newcastle Falcons
Elliott Obatoyinbo has played 18 times for Newcastle Falcons
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Newcastle Falcons have announced that full-back Elliott Obatoyinbo has signed a new two-year contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Obatoyinbo was recruited into the Saracens youth system in 2016 and made his first team debut for the club in October 2018. During his time with Saracens, he had loan stints with Ampthill and London Scottish and initially joined Newcastle Falcons on a short-term deal in September 2022.

He has overall made 33 appearances for Newcastle scoring three tries.

“I’ve been here for almost two seasons now and I really enjoy it," he told the club's official website.

“I love the guys here and I’ve made some great friends, so that part of it was a no-brainer.

“On the rugby side Steve Diamond has come in, our performances have already been a lot better and I really want to be a part of the Falcons’ journey moving forward.”

Newcastle Falcons’ consultant director of rugby Steve Diamond is pleased with Obatoyinbo committing his future with the club.

“I’m really pleased that Elliott is going to be with us for the next two years.

“He’s a great pro who has impressed me a lot since I arrived at the club.

“He’s very good under the high ball, he’s strong in attack and it’s great news for us that he has decided to stay with the Falcons as we look to move the club forward.”

Newcastle Falcons are languishing at the bottom of the Premiership table after losing all their 14 matches this season.