Santiago Socino pens contract extension with Newcastle Falcons.
Newcastle Falcons have announced the contract extension of Argentinian hooker Santiago Socino. The front rower has signed a new two-year contract.
“It was a no-brainer for me when I spoke to our director of rugby Dean Richards about staying,” said Socino, who has also played for Hull Ionians, Rotherham, Darlington Mowden Park and his home town club in Buenos Aires, Los Matreros.
“It has been a long journey for me, I’ve been working hard to get better throughout all of that time and I feel really good at the minute. That’s why I’ve committed my future here.
“When I first came to Newcastle Falcons I was in the academy and my goal was just to get into the senior squad, so to have started in the Premiership at this stage of my career is great.
“I got the chance and I felt I took it, so now I’m just determined to work hard and be involved more regularly in the first team games, be it Premiership, cups or whatever. We have great competition so it won’t be easy, but I’m in the best place to keep developing and improving.
“I really like the way the Falcons play, it’s an exciting thing to be part of and we’ve shown a steady improvement over the past three years.”
Director of Rugby Dean Richards said: “Santi is a very talented player who suits our style of rugby, and he has worked very hard over the past few seasons in converting to hooker from the back row.
“His offloading and aggression are just a couple of the many attributes he brings to our play, and it’s great that we have agreed this deal.”