Jamie Blamire pledges future to Newcastle Falcons

Friday 09 December 2022 Written by: Adam

The 24-year-old Cumbrian has scored 15 tries in his 74 appearances after coming through the Falcons’ academy, going on to score an incredible six tries in his six England caps.

Revealing the news of his contract extension, Blamire said: “I’ve been with the Falcons since the age of 16, coming through the ACE programme and the senior academy, and it’s somewhere that means a lot to me.

“I want to stay here for longer and build on what I’ve done so far, and I’m really happy to have the contract all sorted.”

Keen to continue his progression at Kingston Park, he added: “The way we’re attacking this season under the coaching team I really feel suits my style of play, and I’m enjoying being part of it.

“As a team I feel like we’re slowly building again, and we want to get back to challenging higher up the league.

“We’ve also got a core of local lads – I came through the academy with a lot of them – and we’re a really tight group. The guys who have come in from outside as well have fitted in brilliantly, and it’s a good place to be.”

A former rugby league player in his youth, Blamire made his first-team debut for the Falcons during their away win over Bordeaux in 2017 and scored on his first Premiership outing at Gloucester the following season.

Winning a Grand Slam with England Under-20s and featuring in their drive to the Junior World Championship final in 2017, his rapid rise has continued into the full national side.

The front-rower scored on his England test debut against the USA in July 2021 and claimed a hat-trick the following week against Canada, starting in the Twickenham triumph over world champions South Africa the following November.

Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder welcomed news of Blamire’s re-signing, saying: “Jamie is an outstanding talent and it’s fantastic that he will be staying with us.

“He typifies what we are about as a club in terms of coming through our academy, working hard for the team and looking to play an attacking brand of rugby.

“He has a real X-factor about him in terms of his general play, he’s a great professional and he has had that taste of international rugby fairly early into his career.

“I look forward to seeing his continued progression at the club as we look to move forward, and I’m delighted to have him on board.”