Newcastle sign England 7s scrum-half Sam Egerton

Dean Richards is delighted with the signing of Sam Egerton
Dean Richards is delighted with the signing of Sam Egerton
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Newcastle have confirmed the signing of England sevens international scrum-half Sam Egerton, who will join the club ahead of next season.

The 24-year-old previously played for Harlequins and Yorkshire Carnegie after representing Oxford in four Varsity-winning sides.

"Sam is an exceptional player," Newcastle rugby director Dean Richards said after news of the signing was revealed.

"He boasts strong decision-making ability, has a good break on him and knows his way to the line.

"He will be a good addition to our squad, which already has a successful former England sevens player in the form of Marcus Watson."

Egerton joins Leicester wing Vereneki Goneva and Jersey prop Sam Lockwood in recently signing for the Falcons.

 

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