New two year deal for Tait

Friday 23 January 2015 Written by: Adam

Fullback and club stalwart Alex Tait will enter his ninth season as a Falcons player in 2015/2016 after agreeing a new contract with the Kingston Park club.

He becomes the third player to agree a new term at the Falcons as he follows on from Will Welch and Tom Catterick in agreeing a new two year deal.

A versatile player, Tait made his first team debut in January 2008 from the bench against Cetransa el Salvador, in a club record win in the European Challenge Cup.

The 26 year old has gone on to make 145 appearances for the club since then, developing into an assured presence at fullback or wing.

The 2013/2014 season, was arguably his best to date in a Falcons shirt, with Tait scooping the players player of the season and the Ken Lockerbie Trophy, awarded to the club’s most consistent performer at the end of season awards.

Director of Rugby Dean Richards said: “Alex is another of our talented local contingent and as such it is good that he has chosen to remain with us here at Newcastle and will remain part of what we are looking to build here.”

“He has been part of the club since graduating from the academy, has become an integral part of the squad and improves year on year and I am looking forward to seeing that continue.”

Tait said: “It’s good to have agreed to stay at Kingston Park for at least two more seasons. It has been my club for my whole professional career and being from the area, it is great I am going to be able to continue to pull on that shirt and represent the area.”

“I am enjoying my rugby and the club has really started to show signs of how it is developing and I think that the next few years, are going to be really exciting times to be involved.