Vickers pens new deal

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:29
Large rob vickers

Newcastle Falcons front row forward Rob Vickers has extended his contract at Kingston Park.

Newcastle Falcons front row forward Rob Vickers has extended his contract at Kingston Park, ahead of Sunday's Premiership showdown with Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park.

Vickers, 32, now into his eighth campaign on Tyneside, is set to make his 21st start of the season this weekend when he takes to the field against the reigning champions.
 
Making the successful transition from hooker to loosehead prop of late, Vickers has been the heartbeat of the Falcons pack since making his debut during the 2006-07 season.
 
The Barnsley-born stalwart graduated from the club's academy whilst a student at Durham University and took the professional scene by storm from the outset.

Scooping the Falcons Player of the Season award in 2010, Vickers was rewarded with a place in the England Saxons squad that lifted the 2010 Churchill Cup.

After two further seasons in England's top-flight, Vickers was a regular fixture in the Falcons front row during the club's promotion winning campaign.
 
"I've played my entire professional career here and I was delighted when Dean [Richards] expressed an interest in offering me a new contract," said Vickers.
 
"The last 12 months have been really interesting for me as I've had to adapt to a new position and I'm continuing that transition now and I'm looking forward to continuing that process for the future.
 
"Having someone like Micky Ward as scrum coach has been a massive help for me, and John Wells' expertise at the line-out has been invaluable ? it's great to be challenging myself in a different way," he added.
 
Newcastle Director of Rugby Dean Richards said: "Rob is an experienced pro, who has been consistent in his performances week in, week out.
 
"I'm pleased that he has pledged his future to the club and I'm sure he will want to continue playing at the highest level for as long as he can."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 21 October 2017
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Sat, 28 October 2017
Sharks v Western Province 14h00 Kings Park, Durban
Treviso v Edinburgh 14h00 Stadio Monigo
Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham
Saracens v London Irish 14h00 Allianz Park
Northampton Saints v Wasps 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 5 0 1 23
Exeter Chiefs 6 4 0 2 22
Northampton Saints 6 4 0 2 20
Newcastle Falcons 6 4 0 2 20
Bath 6 4 0 2 19
Leicester Tigers 6 4 0 2 17
Harlequins 6 3 0 3 15
Gloucester 6 3 0 3 14
Sale Sharks 6 2 0 4 13
Wasps 6 2 0 4 10
London Irish 6 1 0 5 6
Worcester Warriors 6 0 0 6 1