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Manning commits to Falcons
ESPNscrum Staff
December 20, 2010
Newcastle fly-half Jeremy Manning lands a drop goal, Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs, Amlin Challenge Cup, Netherdale, Galashiels, Scotland, December 19, 2010
Jeremy Manning kicked the winning points in Newcastle's Amlin Challenge Cup win over Exeter on Sunday © Getty Images
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Versatile back Jeremy Manning has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Newcastle Falcons.

The 25-year-old New Zealander, who can play at fly-half or fullback, only arrived at Kingston Park in the summer, having become frustrated by his lack of first-team opportunities at former club Munster. However, he has quickly established himself as a regular in the Falcons side and had no second thoughts in agreeing to sign a contract extension.

"I am really happy with life in the north-east,"Manning said. "There is a lot of young talent here at the club and I want to help them develop. This is a fantastic club which is ambitious and moving in the right direction. I'm delighted to be a part of it."

Unsurprisingly, Newcastle head coach Alan Tait is delighted that Manning has decided to commit himself to the Falcons.

"Jeremy has excelled since he joined the club and I'm really pleased he's signed the contract," he said. "He's a good lad and he's settled very well on Tyneside. With the youngsters coming through, Jeremy is a great asset for the club."

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