Prop-forward Mark Tampin will be packing down as a Newcastle Falcons player for the next two seasons after agreeing an extended contract to remain at Kingston Park Stadium.
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The 29-year-old has played 29 times for the club since joining from Ealing Trailfinders in the summer of 2019 - the former Leeds, Rotherham and Jersey tight-head grabbing his top-flight opportunity with both hands.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here since I came up to Newcastle two years ago,” said Tampin, who has made 17 first team appearances this season.
“It’s been a strange period in many ways with going unbeaten in the Championship, having the season cut short, eventually being promoted and then playing in the Premiership without supporters for most of this season.
“It’s been very enjoyable, though, and on a personal level it’s been my first proper season of Premiership rugby.
“I’d built up my levels of experience following a good shift in the Championship, and I think that’s put me in a decent place in terms of making the step up.
“Obviously playing in the Premiership you’re up against international players pretty much every week and there’s a huge intensity around each game, but I feel like I’m learning and improving.”