PONTELANDS Callum Chick scored a dramatic late winning try as Newcastle Falcons defeated French giants Montpellier in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday. 

With the clock well past the 80-minute mark, the 21-year-old touched down to complete an impressive team move, which included 39 phases. 

Chick praised his teammates for supplying him with the ammunition to score the winner.

The former Ponteland High School pupil said: “Scoring the try was obviously a huge honour for me, but I’ve just been the one to benefit from the boys’ hard work to get there.

“I’ve been latched over the line and the lucky one to score the try, but that happened over the 30-odd phases to score it, it wasn’t just me.”

The former Ponteland Rugby Club junior joined the Falcons at the age of 12, and broke into the first team set-up in the 2016-17 season, when he was crowned Falcons’ academy player of the year. 

The back row memorably captained England U20 against Italy during the Six Nations tournament in 2016. 

In February of this year, Chick scored his first Aviva Premiership try for the Falcons after coming off the bench against Harlequins to make an impact.