Carreras agrees deal to stay in Newcastle

Friday 04 June 2021 Written by: Adam

The Argentina sevens international, 21, has made four appearances for the Falcons, and was last month named in his country’s wider squad for their 2021 campaign.

Director of rugby Dean Richards welcomed news of Carreras’ re-signing, saying: “Mateo is a young player with a huge amount of potential.

“He has outstanding footwork and pace, and for a relatively small guy he hits incredibly hard.

“It’s obviously well documented that he has been serving a suspension over the past couple of months, for which he has apologised and will learn from, and we’re looking forward to seeing him back on the field showcasing his rugby ability.”

Looking forward to the prospect of another season on Tyneside, the former Argentina Under-20s international said: “I am very happy to extend my contract with Newcastle.

“I think we can do a lot of good things next season.

“We have an outstanding staff of coaches and players, and I am really motivated for the year ahead.”

The Falcons are next in action when they host Worcester Warriors on Saturday, in their final home game of the Gallagher Premiership season.