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Transfer News: Newcastle sign powerhouse Mark Wilson replacement

Newcastle Falcons are delighted to announce the signing of back-rower Philip van der Walt on a three-year deal from South African Super Rugby side, the Sharks.

The 6 foot 4 forward turned 30 last weekend and will arrive on Tyneside in the coming weeks upon receipt of his visa.


Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Philip’s signing is great news for the club because he brings us experience, leadership and a huge amount of ability in a key area of the team.

“He is renowned as a ball player at No 8 but relishes the physical aspects of the game, and he will also give us another top line-out option as well as being able to play in the second row.”

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