Prop | Academy Phil Brantingham
DoB: 02/10/2001 Height: 183 cm Weight: 117 kg

Phil Brantingham was promoted into the Falcons’ senior academy in the summer of 2020. He played his junior rugby for RGS Newcastle, Morpeth RFC, Northumberland County, the Falcons Academy and England Under-18s.

He also played rugby league for Cramlington and Newcastle Thunder on a dual-academy pathway until the age of 17, when he chose to focus on rugby union.

Capped by England Under-20s, a knee injury saw him rules out of the closing stages of the 2021 U20 Six Nations, having impressed in the early rounds.

Brantingham made his Falcons’ first-team debut at home to Gloucester during the 2021-22 Gallagher Premiership season, and played six times for the club during the 2022-23 campaign.

Pre-match music?

Rather contrasting genres but some Kenny Rogers or Phil Collins

Cheat meal?

Got to be an Indian. Dabbawal in Jesmond!

Hobbies away from rugby?

Living the life of a retired man by golfing and fishing in Northumberland.

Ideal holiday destination?

Wherever Newcastle United are playing!

Rugby hero?

Doddie Weir

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