LIST | The five players Newcastle Falcons must sign to survive next season

Today, we are taking a look at three players Newcastle Falcons must sign in free agency if they truly want to contend in the Gallagher Premiership next season. So without further ado, here are their top free-agent targets:

We know finances could be tight in the North East next season, so we’ve tried to look at affordable targets who’d add a lot to their current squad.

1. Freddie Burns

The fly-half has something to prove after becoming a bit-part player at Bath in the last year. He has been linked with a move to Top 14 leaders Lyon and also reportedly has offers from Super Rugby clubs. However, if he chooses not to leave the Premiership, the 29-year-old would be a welcome addition for the Falcons, who now use Toby Flood more often in a midfield role.