Newcastle Falcons' 2016 signings and releases

Newcastle Falcons' 2016 signings and releases

Newcastle Falcons has confirmed 12 signings so far this year, and has lost 16 players, 8 of which went to other clubs.


Here are several players who binded themselves with the Newcastle side this year.

Vereniki Goneva (signed 22 March 2016)


Newcastle Falcon's added world-class finishing power to their ranks for the 2016/17 season with the signing of Leicester Tigers utility back Vereniki Goneva.

A Premiership title winner during his first season with Leicester, Goneva scored in both the semi-final and final as the Tigers clinched the 2012-13 crown.


Sam Lockwood (signed 5 April 2016)

The prop joined Newcastle from Championship side Jersey, agreeing a deal at Kingston Park for the duration of the 2016/17 season.

The 28-year-old joined the islanders in January 2014 from Leeds Carnegie on loan and made 50 appearances for the island side and scored five tries.

Sam Egerton (signed 20 April 2016)

The England 7s scrum-half made his World Series debut for England in Singapore in early April after playing for Harlequins.

Egerton, who previously played for Yorkshire Carnegie, joined Harlequins as back-up and scored one try in two games for the club.

Harrison Orr (signed 29 April 2016)

The former Australia U20s international signed to Newcastle Falcons from Championship side Ealing Trailfinders.

He became the fourth confirmed signing for the 2016-17 campaign, following the acquisitions of the above players.

Other players to sign for the Falcons this year:

Joshua Chisanga

Joel Hodgson

Ben Sowrey

Evan Olmstead

David Tameilau

Nick Civetta

Andrew davidson

Kyle Cooper

Players to exit Newcastle Falcons this year:

George McGuigan (to Leicester Tigers)

Todd Clever (released)

Andy Goode (retired)

Rob Hawkins (retired)

Richard Mayhew (to Yorkshire Carnegie)

Gonzalo Tiesi (retired)

Joshua Furno (to Zebre)

Kensuke Hatakeyama (to Suntory Sungoliath)

Giovanbattista Venditti (to Zebre)

Kane Thomson (retired)

Eric Fry (to Sacramento Express)

Ruki Tipuna (to Rangataua)

Jamie Booth (to Manawatu)

Scott McLeod (retired)

Alesana Tuilagi (released)

Anitelea Tuilagi (released)

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