Aviva Premiership club Newcastle have signed Canada international wing DTH van der Merwe.
Wasps have announced Newcastle duo Marcus Watson and Ben Harris will join the club at the end of the season.
Newcastle Falcons have signed Fiji international Josh Matavesi and younger brother Joel Matavesi for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Hat-tricks from the wings, a continental midfield pairing and try-scoring front rowers feature in our team of the week.
Stuart Barnes on a great Sunday for the Premiership's northern clubs and concerns for Test rugby in the southern hemisphere.
Newcastle and Northampton shared 11 tries as the Falcons won 46-31 to emerge as contenders for a Premiership top-six spot.
Newcastle Falcons have signed France centre Maxime Mermoz for the 2017/18 season.
Newcastle Falcons fell to a 26-24 defeat against Sale Sharks, despite a Vereniki Goneva's hat-trick
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