Newcastle's former England prop Robbie Morris has joined Irish provincial side Connacht.
Morris made 42 appearances for the Falcons during a two-season spell after signing from Northampton. He won two England caps in 2003.
Newcastle rugby director John Fletcher said: "Connacht represents a new challenge for Robbie, and it should allow the opportunity for the regular first-team rugby which is so important to his own continual development."
The British & Irish Lions will get an early look at some of their All Black opponents after Steve Hansen confirmed a number of them will be available for their Super Rugby sides at the start of the 2017 Tour.