Newcastle Falcons: George McGuigan extends contract

George McGuigan (centre) of Newcastle Falcons is tackled by Alexandru Miti of Bucharest Wolves

Newcastle Falcons' George McGuigan has extended his contract until June 2016.

The 20-year-old Ireland Under-20 international is in his first professional season and has thus far made 18 appearances for the club.

But he is yet to start a Premiership match, with his six starts coming when in the LV= Cup and European Challenge Cup.

"He's stepped up this season and I'm sure he'll want to kick on and cement his place in the team," said Richards.