New Falcons deal for Sinoti
Newcastle winger Sinoti Sinoti has signed a two-year contract extension.
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The Samoa international joined the Falcons on Christmas Eve, on a deal to the end of the season, and he made his debut the following week at home to Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership.
He injured his ankle in February but returned to action against the Worcester Warriors last weekend and director of rugby Dean Richards is delighted to have him on board long-term.
Richards said: "Sinoti is a quality player and brings a lot of power, aggression and go-forward to the table.
"He also has a lot of experience from his time in the French Top 14 and RaboDirect Pro12 which will complement our talented youngsters coming through."
Sinoti added: "It's been a frustrating start to my time at Newcastle with injury hampering my season, but it was great to be back in the starting line-up on Sunday.
"I'm now looking forward to helping my 'brothers' at Newcastle Falcons take the club to the next level."
Gonzalo Tiesi, Scott MacLeod and Matt Thompson had previously committed their futures to the Kingston Park club.