Ignored England hooker Jamie Blamire decides his future



Newcastle Falcons have confirmed that England hooker Jamie Blamire has signed a brand new two-year cope with the membership.

Blamire received six caps in a extremely spectacular run for England in 2021 and early 2022, however fell down Eddie Jones’ pecking order at hooker and was in the end omitted of their ill-fated Autumn Nations Sequence.

Some prompt Blamire’s double jobbing within the again row might have swayed Jones however one factor is obvious, the 24-year-old is aware of his technique to the strive line. He’s scored 15 tries in his 74 appearances after coming by the Falcons’ academy, occurring to attain an unbelievable six tries in his six England caps.

“I’ve been with the Falcons because the age of 16, coming by the ACE programme and the senior academy, and it’s someplace which means lots to me,” mentioned Blamire. “I need to keep right here for longer and construct on what I’ve carried out to this point, and I’m actually blissful to have the contract all sorted.”

“The best way we’re attacking this season below the teaching staff I actually really feel fits my model of play, and I’m having fun with being a part of it.

“As a staff I really feel like we’re slowly constructing once more, and we need to get again to difficult larger up the league.

“We’ve additionally bought a core of native lads – I got here by the academy with numerous them – and we’re a extremely tight group. The fellows who’ve are available from outdoors as nicely have fitted in brilliantly, and it’s an excellent place to be at.”

A former rugby league participant in his youth, Blamire received a Grand Slam with England Beneath-20s and featured of their drive to the Junior World Championship last in 2017.

The front-rower scored on his England check debut towards the USA in July 2021 and claimed a hat-trick the next week towards Canada, beginning within the Twickenham conquer world champions South Africa the next November.

“Jamie is an impressive expertise and it’s unbelievable that he shall be staying with us,” mentioned Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder.  “He typifies what we’re about as a membership when it comes to coming by our academy, working laborious for the staff and seeking to play an attacking model of rugby.

“He has an actual X-factor about him when it comes to his basic play, he’s an important skilled and he has had that style of worldwide rugby pretty early into his profession.

“I stay up for seeing his continued development on the membership as we glance to maneuver ahead, and I’m delighted to have him on board.”