Newcastle Falcons wing Zach Kibirige has signed his first professional contract with the Championship club.
The Middlesbrough-born 18-year-old scored a try in each of his first two appearances for the Falcons first team this season.
Kibirige, who is an England Under-18 international, joined the Falcons Academy aged 12 after being spotted by now academy boss Mark Laycock.
"I'm really pleased to have committed my future to the Falcons, a club that's very much on the up at the moment," he told the club's official website.
"The last few months have been incredible, and I'm grateful that Dean Richards has given me a chance to show what I can do on the pitch."
Kibirige crossed the whitewash on his debut against Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup back in October.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards is pleased to have finalised the deal with the long-term prospect.
"I'm delighted to be able to confirm that Zach has signed professional terms with the club," said Richards.
"Zach has an abundance of talent and he's already shown us what he can do in the two senior matches that he's played in.
"It's great news that an exciting local talent has signed for the club, as we look to build for the future."
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