Newcastle Falcons have signed England Under-20 international Dominic Barrow from Leeds Carnegie on a two-year deal.
The 20-year-old lock made 13 appearances for the Headingley club last term, and won the IRB World Junior Championship earlier this summer.
Falcons have depth in the second-row, having also signed
Fraser McKenzie from Sale,
to add to Carlo Del Fava, Scott McLeod and Sean Tomes.
"I'm very much looking forward to the challenge," Barrow said.
Barrow is reunited with England team-mate Scott Wilson on Tyneside.
Director of rugby Dean Richards added: "Dominic is a fantastic signing for the club, and he has an exciting future ahead of him."