Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Newcastle Falcons have announced that full back Alex Tait has put pen to paper on a new year two year deal that sees him pledge his immediate future to the Kingston Park club.
The 26 year old Alex Tait, a product of the famed youth system the club has in place, made his debut for the club against Spanish club Cetransa El Salvador in the 2008/09 season of the Amlin European Challenge Cup and has since gone on to make 145 appearances for the Newcastle upon Tyne club.
Having stuck with the cub since the tumultuous seasons when it was relegated from the Aviva Premiership to the following when it won the Rugby Football Union Championship to return to the top flight, Alex Tait has been one of the standout performers for the club in recent seasons and his brilliant displays earned him the Players’ Player of the Year Award last season as he picked up the Ken Lockerbie Trophy for his consistent displays for the Newcastle Falcons.
Dean Richard, the Director of Rugby at the club said that Tait is one of many highly talented local players at the club and it is great that he has signed an extension with the club, particularly after the departure of fellow academy graduate Kieran Brookes to the Northampton Saints at the end of the season.
Speaking on his renewal, Tait said that it is good to extend his contract and stay at Kingston Park for another two years. He added that the Newcastle Falcons has been his club for his entire professional career and hailing from the region itself, he feels privileged to be able to pull on that shirt and continue to represent the club for a number of years to come, hopefully.