Andrew Davidson: Newcastle Falcons sign Scotland Under-20 lock

Andrew Davidson
Andrew Davidson is eager to prove himself at Newcastle

Newcastle Falcons have signed Scotland Under-20 lock Andrew Davidson from the Scottish Rugby Academy set-up.

The 19-year-old becomes the 10th player to join Falcons for the 2016-17 season and along with fellow new signings Nick Civetta, Evan Ormstead and Harrison Orr offers depth to the second-row options.

"He is a major talent," Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said of the Glasgow Hawks player.

"He has a lot to offer and we are extremely happy he has agreed to join."

Davidson, who can also play back-row, attended Falcons' game with London Irish before signing with the club and has been impressed by what he has seen.

"I love the attitude of the club and its supporters - the atmosphere inside the ground was tremendous," he said.

"To play in front of that would be an honour, but I know I have to earn my place through hard work and showing to the coaches that I am worthy of selection."