Homegrown back-rower Callum Chick is the latest Newcastle Falcons player to sign newly-extended terms with the club.
The 22-year-old was a Junior World Championship winner with England Under-20s in 2016, coming through the ranks at Ponteland RFC before moving onto the Falcons’ AASE scheme at Gosforth Academy.
This season saw Chick scoring the winning try during Newcastle’s remarkable Heineken Champions Cup comeback at home to French giants Montpellier, following in the footsteps of his father Brian, who played for the club under their previous name of Gosforth.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Callum is a very talented player who has already proven himself capable at the very top level of the club game.
“He reads the game well, he has a fantastic skill set and has shown a huge level of maturity in his performances for us, so it’s fantastic news that another top homegrown player has committed their future here.”
Chick said: “I was a Falcons fan growing up, this has always been my club and it’s great to have been able to extend my contract here.
“We have a huge pool of back-row talent and it’s a privilege being able to learn from those guys every single day. I just want to continue becoming a better player, and I know this is the best place for me to do that.”