Re­ported tar­get Mcguigan stays with Fal­cons

Gloucestershire Echo - - RICHARDSON REPORT -

» 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.”

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