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Falcons secure Hardie future

9th January 2019, 00:32 by Michael Holland

John Hardie has committed his future to Newcastle Falcons after penning a new two-year deal with the club.

The Scotland back-row only joined the Falcons in the summer after being released by Edinburgh in the summer, but has quickly made his mark with the club.

The 30-year-old has been a regular in the Falcons pack since arriving and has now been rewarded with a new deal.

“I’m incredibly grateful to Newcastle Falcons for giving me the opportunity of playing here in the first place,” he said. “I’m enjoying playing in the Gallagher Premiership, it’s a new competition to me and something I’d always wanted to have a crack at.

“The lads have been great in terms of how they’ve welcomed me to the club, the set-up here is enjoyable and despite our current league position I’ve got absolute full confidence that we have the quality and mind-set to pull ourselves up the league.”

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards added: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to agree a longer-term deal with John, having initially brought him here for the rest of the current season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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