Reported target Mcguigan stays with Falcons
» GLOUCESTER will not be signing George Mcguigan from Newcastle.
The hooker was linked with a move to Kingsholm following the Falcons’ relegation from the Premiership, with Leicester also reportedly interested, but he has signed a new three-year contract to stay put.
The 26-year-old England Saxons cap has made 95 appearances for the Falcons since coming through the club’s academy, and is in his second spell with the Falcons after re-joining from Leicester Tigers last summer.
Mcguigan said: “Newcastle is where I grew up as a rugby player, it’s where I call home and it’s where I’m happiest playing my rugby.
“Despite the blow of being relegated we’ve still got a talented group of players driving hard to come straight back into the Premiership, and I see huge growth ahead.”
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards said: “George can see what we are building here, and it’s absolutely outstanding news that he has chosen to stay.”