Cumbrian England international Jamie Blamire has signed a new deal with Newcastle Falcons.

The hooker, from Seaton, will remain with the north east club for the next two seasons.

The deal follows Blamire's impressive emergence on the Premiership and international rugby union scene.

Blamire, 24, said he hopes to build on his progress at Newcastle having agreed a deal until 2024.

Speaking on the Falcons' website, Blamire said: "I’ve been with the Falcons since the age of 16, coming through the ACE programme and the senior academy, and it’s somewhere that means a lot to me.

“I want to stay here for longer and build on what I’ve done so far, and I’m really happy to have the contract all sorted.”

Blamire, who went to Stainburn School in Workington, broke into the England team last year and scored six times in his six appearances for the national side.

He has also scored 15 tries in his 74 appearances for Newcastle, whose head coach Dave Walder said: "Jamie is an outstanding talent and it’s fantastic that he will be staying with us.

“He typifies what we are about as a club in terms of coming through our academy, working hard for the team and looking to play an attacking brand of rugby.

“He has a real X-factor about him in terms of his general play, he’s a great professional and he has had that taste of international rugby fairly early into his career.

“I look forward to seeing his continued progression at the club as we look to move forward, and I’m delighted to have him on board.”