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Goode deal for Falcons

Newcastle Falcons have signed Ospreys second row James Goode until the end of the season.

Goode was also on loan at the Falcons at the end of last season, making four appearances.

The 30-year-old has re-signed after injuries to James Hudson and Carlo del Fava left Newcastle short of cover.

"I am delighted to be back in the north east and I am really excited at the prospect of helping the club gain promotion back to the Aviva Premiership," Goode told the Falcons' official website.

"There is a new coaching set-up in place at Kingston Park, and we have the nucleus of last season's squad, as well as some quality new additions - the club is certainly moving in the right direction now."

Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards added: "James is just what the club needs, and will provide solid cover in the pack with both James Hudson and Carlo del Fava out injured.

"He will certainly add some fire-power as we continue our quest to return to the Premiership."

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