Newcastle Falcons sign Ryan Shortland for next season
Newcastle Falcons have signed centre Ryan Shortland from New Zealand for the 2011/12 season.
The 25-year-old has experience of both league and union codes in his native country, latterly with Otago in the Air New Zealand Cup.
"He's been scoring tries for the Waratahs A team and he's recently been training with their first team," said Falcons coach Alan Tait.
"He runs hard, he's strong and Ryan is a great signing for the club."