Newcastle Falcons have assigned a permanent contract to Dominic Waldouck after the former England Saxons lock impressed the Aviva Premiership club during the trial.
The 28-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Wasps in 2004 and after an eight-year stint with the club, he switched to Northampton Saints and later was part of the London Irish in the previous season. After making over 100 appearances in the Aviva Premiership, Waldouck joined PRO Rugby club Ohio Aviators and in July he joined the Falcons on a one-month trial.
Director of rugby at Newcastle Falcons Dean Richards expressed his delight on having Waldouck on a full-time basis.
"Dom has shown up well, and we are delighted to have been able to bring him on board full-time," said Richards.
"He is a quality player, he knows this league very well and we look forward to working with him on a permanent basis."
After positioned eighth in the Aviva Premiership table, Newcastle Falcons will take on Liecester Tigers next at Kingston Park on 18th September.