Seaton-born Jamie Blamire is certainly making his presence felt in the rugby union world for Newcastle Falcons.

The former Workington Zebras youngster came off the bench for the Falcons at the weekend and grabbed a late try to help his side seal victory over Sale Sharks.

The try pulled the winning scoreline out to 28-12 for a bonus-point victory away at the Sharks to reach the last four of the Premiership Rugby Cup.

The Sharks went into the game at the AJ Bell knowing that semi-final progress was beyond them after one win, one draw and one defeat from their opening three matches.

But the visitors could still reach the last four with a bonus-point victory and tries from Callum Chick, Niki Goneva, Zach Kibirige and Blamire helped them finish top of Pool 1.

Blamire showed his step off to perfection as he went through for the final try of the game with Brett Connon’s conversion extending Falcons’ lead to 28-12, booking their place in the final four.

The former Stainburn School pupil became a member of Newcastle’s senior academy structure in March 2016 as a reward for his impressive performances within the under-18s set-up.

The hooker has also played club rugby for Tynedale along with his Falcons commitments, before making his first team debut off the bench in the 2017-18 European Challenge Cup win in Bordeaux