Elliott Obatoyinbo signs on for more with Newcastle Falcons

Elliott Obatoyinbo signs on for more with Newcastle Falcons

Elliott Obatoyinbo will remain a Newcastle Falcons player until the end of next season after impressing during his short-term spell.

 


The 24-year-old former Saracen has scored two tries in his five games since arriving in mid-September, starting at full-back in Saturday’s 27-21 away win over Gloucester. 

 

Dotting down away to Leicester Tigers and at home to Sale Sharks in the Premiership Rugby Cup, the former Harrow and Stonyhurst school-boy said: “I’m really happy to have signed with the falcons.


 

“Everyone at the club has been very welcoming and I feel I have settled in quickly.


 

“There’s a lot of potential in the group and I’m excited about adding value to the team going forward.”

 

Head coach Dave Walder said: “Elliott has fitted in well, he’s a skilful guy who beats players and he’s got that excitement factor about him.

 

“He does the basics really well, he’s a positive character around the place and it’s great news for us that we have been able to extend his stay at the club.”

 

Newcastle Falcons’ next game is on Saturday when they host Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby Cup (3.30pm).

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