Fred Burdon: Newcastle Falcons re-sign former academy centre

Fred Burdon
Fred Burdon played for Gloucester in the 2011 Rugby Union Sevens

Newcastle Falcons have signed centre Fred Burdon on a permanent basis following a trial.

Burdon, 26, had previous spells at Doncaster and Yorkshire Carnegie in the Championship, and offers midfield cover in the absence of injured Chris Harris.

He played academy union for the Falcons as well as representing Cambridge University during his student days.

"Fred is a local lad with a big affinity for this club," director of rugby Dean Richards said.