NEWCASTLE SIGN WELLS

Newcastle Falcons have signed Ashley Wells in order to strengthen their team for future successes. The 25-year-old joins Alan Tait’s side from South African provincial side Wildeklawer Griquas.

He was included in the Stormers 2010 Super 14 training squad, and helped the Griquas to the semi-finals of the Vodacom Cup last season.

Wells is the Falcons’ ninth new arrival in a summer that has also seen six players leave Kingston Park.