NEWCASTLE FALCONS winger Sinoti Sinoti has agreed a contract extension that will keep him at Kingston Park.

The Samoan international has made 82 senior appearances since joining Falcons in 2014, and scored the Premiership Try of the Year last season.

Boasting explosive pace and a deft side-step, he has established himself as one of the most reliable finishers in the English game, and his decision to commit his long-term future to Falcons is a major boost given the club’s current position at the foot of the Gallagher Premiership table.

“My family and I have made Newcastle our home,” said the 33-year-old. “We love it up here and it’s great that I’ve been able to extend with the Falcons.

“The supporters here have been awesome with me right from day one, the lads and the coaching staff make it a fantastic environment and I see only good things for the club.

“Yeah, we’ve had a tough time over the past couple of months, but I wouldn’t be signing again with the club if I didn’t have absolute full confidence that we’ve got what it takes to lift ourselves back up.”

Falcons director of rugby, Dean Richards, echoed those sentiments, citing the willingness of some of the club’s leading players to sign new contracts as proof that an upturn is anticipated despite last weekend’s exit from the European Champions Cup.

“Sinoti is one of the most exciting attacking talents in the Gallagher Premiership, if not Europe, and it’s another boost to the club that he sees his future here,” said Richards. “You can’t fail but enjoy his approach to the game, he puts bums on seats and more importantly he puts fear into opposition defences.

“On the back of the news that Mark Wilson and John Hardie have also signed contract extensions over the past couple of weeks, it just goes to show that we are continuing to build as a club, despite the ongoing challenge of improving our league position.”

Falcons return to action on Friday night when they round off their European campaign with a home game against French side Toulon.