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Falcons confirm Swinson and Tait deals

18 February 2011

  • Newcastle confirm Tim Swinson and Alex Tait deals
  • Falcons coach Alan Tait delighted to retain services of impressive duo
Tim Swinson in action for Newcastle

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Newcastle have confirmed that Tim Swinson and Alex Tait have agreed deals to remain at the club.

Swinson had been attracting attention after an impressive season, but the 24-year-old has opted to commit to the Falcons.

And coach Alan Tait said: "Tim had other offers to go down south and it's great news that he's decided to stay in the North East."

Swinson added: "I am really happy and I'm now focused on helping the club to go forward.

Looking to retained players to build momentum

"We have a big few months coming up and it's important that we keep building momentum."

Full back Alex Tait, the younger brother of England international Mathew Tait, has gone on to make 41 appearances in three years for the Falcons.

And his Alan Tait believes he can continue to improve at Kingston Park.

The Falcons boss added: "When I first came to the club I could see Alex was a good player. I think he will get better with age and he has a bright future here."

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