Newcastle Falcons are delighted to announce that hooker George McGuigan has pledged his future to the club, signing a contract which will keep him at Kingston Park for another three seasons.
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.
Speaking after signing his new contract, 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 this season we've still got an incredibly talented group of players driving hard to come straight back into the Premiership, and I see huge growth ahead for the club."
Director of rugby Dean Richards said: "George is a talented local player who has performed at a consistently high level for us this season, and really embodies what we are about.
"He can see what we are building here, and it's absolutely outstanding news for the club that he has chosen to stay here and help us fulfil our ambitions."