Falcons skipper Will Welch signs long term deal
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch and back-row forward Mark Wilson have both signed new four-year deals, keeping them at the Premiership club until the summer of 2020. Will became Newcastle’s youngest captain in 2012. Having made his first-team debut aged 17, he has gone on to make 110 Premiership appearances for the club in the past nine years.
“It’s important for our supporters to know that guys are prepared to stay when they have come through the academy here and made good progress in the first team,” he said. “The team will benefit from that consistency of personnel. When you look at the clubs who have done well in the game it is generally the ones who can retain their core group over a number of years who succeed.”