Newcastle Falcons have signed tighthead prop Paddy Ryan from French side Libourne on a two year deal.
Newcastle Falcons have signed loosehead prop Alex Rogers, who impressed last year when dual registered with Blaydon RFC.
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed head coach John Wells will also lead the Aviva Premiership club's defence department.
Aviva Premiership champions Saracens will open the defence of their title at home to the Sale Sharks on October 17.
Dom Barrow agrees a deal to move from Newcastle to Leicester after activating a release clause in his contract.
European Challenge Cup holders Gloucester will face local rivals Worcester Warriors in the 2015-16 competition.
Newcastle Falcons have repurchased their stadium, Kingston Park, from Northumbria University.
Newcastle's season ended on a high note with a comprehensive 37-21 victory over Harlequins at Kingston Park.
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