One of the most consistent performers in the Premiership, Mark Wilson helped Newcastle Falcons to their first ever top-four finish in the Premiership in 2018 after a brilliant end to the season.
Having made his debut for the club back in 2010, he has become a stalwart of the team and has more than 100 appearances in the Premiership.
His form during the 2016/17 season caught the attention of Eddie Jones and Mark made his England debut in the 34-38 against Argentina in June, having played twice for England against the Barbarians and featuring for England Students while at Northumbria University.
The 2016/17 season saw the back-row bulldozer touch down six times, while he scored another two in the 2017/18 campaign.
Mark was educated at Kirkbie Kendal School before taking a degree in sports science at Northumbria University and captaining England Students in 2009/10.
Making his Premiership debut during the 2010-11 campaign he went on to collect Academy Player of the Season at the end of that campaign.
He made 30 Falcons appearances in 2012/13 and won the Ken Lockerbie Trophy as the club’s most consistent player, then was named Player of the Season after another impressive run of performances in the 2013/14 season.
The 2015-16 season saw him topping the Premiership Opta tackle stats, and 2016-17 again saw Mark as the top tackler in the division, earning a place on the shortlist for Premiership Player of the Season.
This form earned him a call-up for England against the Barbarians before making a long-awaited test debut in the 2-0 series win over Argentina in 2017.
In 2018, Mark was selected as part of the summer tour to South Africa where he came off the bench in the second and third Tests as the Red Rose lost the series 2-1.
2017 Arg (1), 2018 SA (2R,3R), SA, NZ, JPN, A
Last updated: 16 January 2019