Glasgow flanker Tom Gordon makes Newcastle Falcons switch

Tom Gordon has made 76 appearances for Glasgow
Tom Gordon has made 76 appearances for Glasgow
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Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of flanker Tom Gordon ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Gordon, a product of Scottish Rugby Academy, made his professional rugby debut with Edinburgh in 2016 and made a switch to Glasgow Warriors in 2018.

Since joining the Warriors, the 27-year-old went on to make 76 appearances spread across six seasons and was part of the squad that won the EPCR Challenge Cup in 2022 and enjoyed the United Rugby Championship triumph in the 2023/24 season.

He was also represented the Scotland Under 18 and Under 20 sides in the past.

“I’m looking forward to it," he told the club's official website.

“I’ve had a great time with Glasgow and enjoyed being part of a successful squad this season, but it’s a good change and a big opportunity going to Newcastle.

“It’s a new city for me, a new team and a new competition, so it’s a real fresh start.

“I’ve already got a few mates down there who I know from my time in Scotland with the likes of Cammy Hutchison, Kiran McDonald, Murray McCallum and Cam Neild. They’re all good lads and I hear good things about the place, so I’m excited to rip in.”

Newcastle Falcons’ consultant director of rugby Steve Diamond is pleased with Gordon joining the club.

“It’s really important that we get some knowledge into the team.

“Tom’s a hard-nosed Kiwi who has had a good level of experience with Glasgow. He’s great on the deck, he’s a fantastic character and he’s someone who will play a lot of rugby for us.”