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McGuigan to return to Falcons next season

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Leicester Tigers hooker George McGuigan has agreed to a return to Newcastle Falcons for next season.

McGuigan, 25, joined made the move to the East Midlands from Falcons ahead of the 2016/17 season and has made 34 appearances for Tigers over the two seasons in Leicester.

Speaking about his return to the club he made his professional rugby debut for, McGuigan said: “I came through the academy at Newcastle and I’ve always felt a strong connection with the club. I’m looking forward to getting back into the groove, enjoying my rugby again and fighting for a place in the team, which I know won’t come easily with the quality of guys they have up there.

“I got an unfortunate neck injury around Christmas time which needed an operation and put me out for a big chunk of the season, but I’m back now and battling hard for selection for the last few games here. I’ll obviously give my all for Tigers as long as I’m still a Leicester player, and then look forward to linking up again with the Falcons for pre-season.”