ENGLAND rugby star Mark Wilson will be returning to the newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons team.

Wilson, who began his career in Kendal, appeared on loan for Sale Sharks but will now be going back to Newcastle.

The 30-year-old Kendal-born player was first signed at senior level by Kendal Rugby Club, which then played in National Three.

He formerly trained at the Newcastle Falcons Junior Academy.

Wilson began playing for England in 2017 and has appeared 17 times on the international stage.

Last summer, it was announced Mark would be joining Sale Sharks on loan for the 2019/20 season from the Newcastle Falcons.

The flanker had previously underwent knee surgery in November 2019 after his England appearance in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

After the surgery, he began his yearlong loan period with Sale Sharks rugby team.

While Wilson is exiting the club, it has ramped up its preparations ahead of the targeted August 15 resumption of the suspended Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season.

The season was unable to go ahead due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Also joining the team is former captain Josh Beaumont.

He has returned to training after his knee reconstruction and is expected to play next season.