Newcastle Falcons will enjoy the services of tighthead prop Trevor Davison for another three years after the latter signed a contract extension recently.
The 28 year-old currently has 71 caps for the Falcons and Director of Rugby Dean Richards is pleased that he will be sticking around in their colours.
“Trev has a great story, and hopefully it’s a real inspiration for people in knowing that they haven’t necessarily missed the boat with regards to professional rugby,” Richards said.
“He was playing second and third team rugby at Blaydon during his 20s, but through sheer hard work and having the right guidance he has earned his place as a regular Premiership starter.
“He offers so much to us, not just in the set-piece but through his work-rate around the field, and the fact that he is a local lad is a real bonus.”
“The Falcons are my local club, we’ve got a great set of lads and I just enjoy being part of it.
“Hopefully we can keep on progressing as a team between now and the end of the season, and then into the longer-term future.
“Newcastle are the only professional club I’ve been at, and I like doing it that way rather than moving around all the time. I don’t want to be one of those types of people, and with being from the city I’m obviously proud to be involved with the Falcons.”