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.
Rather contrasting genres but some Kenny Rogers or Phil Collins
Got to be an Indian. Dabbawal in Jesmond!
Living the life of a retired man by golfing and fishing in Northumberland.
Wherever Newcastle United are playing!