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."
Lions skipper Sam Warburton says the lessons he and his Welsh colleagues learnt in Australia last summer will stand them in good stead for their return visit with Britain and Ireland's elite next month.
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