Fly-half Rory Clegg rejoins Newcastle from Harlequins
Newcastle re-sign fly-half Rory Clegg from Harlequins on a two-year deal.
Last Updated: 17/04/13 8:26am
The 23-year-old, who has represented England Saxons and England Under-20s, will return to Kingston Park at the end of the current season.
Clegg has been on loan at Newcastle's Championship rivals Leeds Carnegie since Christmas.
He left the Falcons to join Quins in 2009, making more than 50 appearances, but will now move back to Newcastle ahead of their anticipated Aviva Premiership return.
The Falcons are firm favourites to secure promotion via next month's Championship play-offs, replacing London Welsh in the Premiership next season.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Newcastle Falcons," Clegg told the Falcons official website. "The Falcons are a massively different prospect from when I was last there, with top-class coaches and a new hierarchy at the top now in place.
"(Newcastle director of rugby) Dean Richards has shown a lot of belief in me and I am grateful for that."
Richards added: "Rory is a talented No 10 who will no doubt bring a lot of quality to our backline.
"As a local lad he understands the passion for rugby throughout the region, and it is important that we have our home-grown players pulling on the Falcons jersey."