Newcastle Falcons: Sinoti Sinoti extends contract until 2016

Newcastle Falcons wing Sinoti Sinoti has signed a new two-year contract.

Injury has restricted the 28-year-old Samoa international to three league appearances since arriving in December on a deal until the end of the season.

Samoa wing joined battle in vain

Sinoti shone in his first game in seven weeks on Sunday, but could not prevent 11th placed Newcastle losing to bottom club Worcester.

He becomes the fourth player in eight days to extend their time at Newcastle.

Argentina three-quarter Gonzalo Tiesi, 28, also committed until 2016, while 31-year-old hooker Matt Thompson and former Scotland lock Scott MacLeod, 35, have both signed one-year extensions.

Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: "These are talented individuals that bring a wealth of experience to the table which is vital in the Premiership.

"Sinoti is a quality player with a lot of power and aggression. He will complement our talented youngsters coming through."