England back-rower linked with shock move to Newcastle Falcons - Ruck

England back-rower linked with shock move to Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons have made a move for former England powerhouse Carl Fearns, according to a report from The Rugby Paper.

The 31-year-old, who almost moved to Gloucester in 2017, has spent the last five seasons playing in France, leaving Lyon for Rouen, who are coached by Richard Hill, this past summer.

Fearns, who has previously played for Bath, had wanted to make a Premiership return in the summer but saw any move scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Falcons Director of Rugby Dean Richards is reportedly in talks with the big number 8 with a view to him making a move to the Kingston in the new year.

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