Newcastle take Dominic Waldouck on trial

Former Wasps centre Dominic Waldouck is to join Newcastle on trial
Former Wasps centre Dominic Waldouck is to join Newcastle on trial
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Former England Saxons centre Dominic Waldouck has been drafted into the Newcastle Falcons squad for the month of August on trial.

The 28-year-old made his professional rugby debut for the English Premiership club Wasps in 2004 and after making 114 appearances for the club in eight years, he switched to Northampton.

Between 2012 and 2015, Waldouck played 42 games for Northampton and made a move to London Irish in 2015. Following the relegation of the Exiles club from the Aviva Premiership, he went on to play for the Ohio Aviators in PRO Rugby.

Director of rugby Dean Richards confirmed the news on the club's official website and hopes Waldouck will excel in his trial period considering his rich experience in the English Premiership.

"Dom is going to come on trial with us for a month to see how he goes," said Richards.

"Dom has been on the Premiership circuit for a while - six or so years ago he was going to be the next big thing - but a couple of injuries have hampered his progression.

"He has now played two or three seasons without significant injury and seems to be back into the groove, so it could end up being an opportunity which suits both parties."

 

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