Mateo Carreras – Newcastle’s Argentina wing signs a two-year contract

Mateo Carreras has scored one try in 13 appearances for Newcastle
Mateo Carreras has scored a try in 13 Newcastle appearances

Mateo Carreras (Norwegian Falcons) has signed a new contract for two years with the Premiership Club.

The 22-year-old has five times capped Argentina international first signed for NewcastleArgentine Super Rugby side Jaguares during December 2020's Covid pandemic.

He was banned for nine gamesAfter admitting to intentional contact with Josh Bassett, a Wasps winger in March last year.

But he signed a one-year deal He scored his first Falcons touchdown in June.

Carreras has made 13 appearances for Falcons, including the one mentioned above. first five-pointer in the home defeat by Gloucester January

Carreras said, “The Falcons have allowed me to play top level rugby in a league like the Premiership.” said.external-link

“I have been greatly influenced by the coaches at this club and know it will continue to improve my game.”

“It is Newcastle that I am now playing for my country.

Dean Richards, Newcastle director of rugby, said: “Mateo's a real firebrand in attack. His speed and footwork are evident, but he also possesses tremendous strength for a relatively small player, making him a formidable threat to any defense. As we build, he will be our key weapon.

“As well that, he just has a really positive attitude. He wants to improve. So it's been wonderful to see him rise up and win his first cap for Argentina.

Carreras follows flanker Connor Collett England Under-20 winger Iwan StephensLast week, Kingston Park reached new terms.

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