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Scottish international hooker Scott Lawson has agreed a new two-year contract with Newcastle Falcons.
Since arriving at Kingston Park from London Irish at the start of the 2013/14 season, Lawson has made 46 appearances, 39 of which were starts.
The hooker missed only two of the club's fixtures last season, playing a total of 1,229 minutes and earning a nomination for the fans’ Star of the Season award as a result.
Having been here for two years and at the start of something, it’s really good to be involved in the continuation of getting the Falcons back to where they want to be. A longer stay was something I wanted to happen and now that it has, it feels good to be valued as part of that process.
I’m delighted from a professional and personal point of view about staying at Newcastle. As soon as my family moved here it was a quite good fit and we all settled in well, so it’s nice that this will be home for a while longer.
Scotty has been an important person in our squad since his arrival, which so much experience both at Aviva Premiership and international level. He brings with him all the ability and commitment you’d expect from someone of his calibre.
He’s contribution goes beyond what he does on the field himself, with the younger hookers at the club benefiting from having him around. It’s great news that he’ll be here with us for another couple of years.