Newcastle will be without Alesana Tuilagi for the start of the Aviva Premiership season after he was hit with a five-week ban.
Newcastle Falcons forward Sean Robinson has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.
Will Welch will continue as club captain of the Newcastle Falcons for a fourth consecutive season.
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.
English clubs say they will allow their players to compete at next summer's Olympic Games as part of Great Britain's Sevens team.
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.
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