Newcastle Falcons have signed back-rower Carl Fearns from French Professional D2 aspect Rouen with quick impact on a deal till the tip of 2022-23.
The 31-year-old performed for Sale and Tub within the Premiership earlier than a spell in France started with Lyon, the place he performed within the elite Prime 14 division.
Fearns has prime flight and European expertise all through the 200 profession appearances to his identify.
“I am enthusiastic about returning to the Premiership,” Fearns mentioned.
“The again row is a very aggressive space of the squad the place they have already got an enormous quantity of high quality, and I do know I am going to must work exhausting to earn a spot.”