Newcastle Falcons have secured the signing of Scotland Under-20s flanker Guy Graham, whose older brother Gary has also extended his stay with the Kingston Park club.
Flanker Guy has agreed a two-year deal, the 19-year-old having formed part of the Scotland Under-20s side which defeated England Under-20s during this year’s Six Nations.
Brother Gary has signed a new two-year extension, the 25-year-old having made 12 first team appearances in a breakthrough season which also saw him called into the England squad for the Six Nations before suffering a neck injury in the build-up to their opener in Italy.
“Gary has really made a mark in his first season of top-flight rugby and it’s great that we have been able to secure his future here," said Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards.
“He has stepped up from the Championship, shown up well in the games he has played and earned recognition from the England coaches with his call-up. It was unfortunate that injury prevented him from being available for selection during the Six Nations but he is not too far away from returning now, and we look forward to the contribution he can hopefully make during the run-in to the season.
“In terms of Guy, he is a very promising young player who in many ways embodies the same qualities as Gary. He is strong at the breakdown, is a very hard worker and puts himself about. Training in the full-time environment will get him to where he needs to be in a physical sense, but he is a talented lad who has a lot to offer.”