Eastern Suburbs flyer Alex Newsome earns Super Rugby contract

Photo: Paul Seiser/SPA Images READ MORE: Rugby News spoke to Newsome last year about his plans for 2017 Eastern Suburbs and NSW Country Eagles outside back Alex Newsome has signed a one-year deal with the Western Force ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season. After starring in the Shute Shield and the NRC in 2016, Newsome was invited to train with the Force over summer on a trial basis, but quickly impressed the coaching staff in Perth. “I’m pretty stoked right now,” he said. “Coming out of club rugby and the NRC last year I suppose it was always a goal to pick something up. To get the trial opportunity in the first place was great and to come through and get signed at the end is awesome, the former Australian U20s representative told Western Force media. “The training has definitely been a step up in terms of intensity from what I have been used to. Coming through the Australian Under 20’s and the NRC I’ve had exposure to those professional environments but I’ve nev
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