Newcastle Falcons star winger Sinoti Sinoti has penned a new deal with the Premiership side.
rSinoti has pledged his future to the Falcons, signing a contract extension with the Premiership side.
Sinoti has been one of the Premierships most eye catching stars over the last few seasons, devastating Premiership defences with his dazzling footwork and relentlessly evasive and explosive running game. The 32-year-old has become a bit of a cult hero at Kingston Park and fans will be delighted to hear that he will be terrorising defences again next season.
The Samoan international has made 62 appearances for Newcastle since joining in 2014 and has scored three tries in nine appearances so far this season. The news of Sinoti's new contract shortly follows the news that fellow Pacific Island-born wing Vereniki Goneva has also penned a fresh contract with the Falcons, proving that age is no number with the two over 30's keeping the impressive Canadian wing DTH van Der Merwe from breaking into the starting XV.
Newcastle Falcons Director of Rugby Dean Richards had this to say: "He is a player who gets people out of their seats and puts fear into opposition defences.
"Sinoti has a unique skill set which our supporters love watching, he finds space where other people would not be able to and it’s a huge boost to the club that we are able to plan ahead with him as a key weapon in our armoury."
The former Toulon and Wellington man was equally thrilled to pledge his future to the Falcons: "I’m pleased to have got it sorted and that I’ll be staying with the club.
"It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, I spent a lot of time speaking to my wife first and foremost, and my dad back in New Zealand, but staying just felt like the right thing to do.
"We absolutely love living in Newcastle, we’ve been here almost five years now and the area and the people are just amazing. It’s an easy city to get around, everything is on your doorstep and the Falcons as a club have been great to me. I just couldn’t see myself anywhere else, and from the moment I first landed in Newcastle I genuinely loved the place.
"We’re not the biggest club but there’s a real family feel. We could do with a bit of hot weather but it’s all good, and I’m fluent in Geordie now as well! I totally love the accent, it’s cool, and even if I can’t do it properly I always take the mickey out of the boys by doing my impersonation!"
"We’ve had some tough times but it all comes down to the hard work that the staff are doing, and the determination of everyone here to really build something together. All the boys are buying into it, we had a better season last year and then we’ve built on it by adding a few new guys who are used to winning things. We have a better understanding of how we’re trying to play, what brand we want to implement and the results are starting to come. I’m just stoked to be doing what I love in a place that I love.
"Another thing that played a factor was the fans up here, and I think we’ve got one of the best crowds in the Premiership. Sure, we’re not the biggest, but by God we make a lot of noise. When you’re out there on the field you can really hear it from the stands, and they can see we’re trying to improve. It was definitely a consideration in staying and I can see only good things for this club.
"The competition here on the wings is incredible when you consider the likes of Niki Goneva, Alex Tait, DTH van der Merwe, Adam Radwan, Zach Kibirige, Beli Agulla and all the young guys pushing through.
"It’s pushing all of us, everyone of those guys offers something different and we know that if one of us goes down there’s top quality to step in. Competition is high, and myself and Niki are old mates so we’re just holding on!"