Marcus Watson: Newcastle sign England sevens player

Marcus Watson
Marcus Watson has scored 49 tries across 26 Sevens World Series events

Newcastle Falcons have completed the signing of England sevens player Marcus Watson for next season.

The 23-year-old elder brother of Bath's Antony Watson came through London Irish's academy and has had a full-time England sevens contract since 2012.

Watson, who plays on the wing, made two Premiership appearances for the Exiles.

"He is a very talented player who has developed a vast array of skills in his time on the sevens circuit," said director of rugby Dean Richards. external-link

Watson, who represented England sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, added: "I've massively enjoyed my time with England sevens."

"I'm looking forward to heading up to Newcastle next season, it will be a new challenge for me, but one I'm excited about."