Newcastle Falcons sign Phoenix Client Tom Arscott
Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of experienced Premiership performer Tom Arscott from next season. The 30-year-old has scored 29 tries in his 104 Premiership appearances, playing predominantly at wing and fullback but with the ability to also slot into the centres.
Going on to play top-flight rugby with Worcester Warriors, London Welsh and Sale Sharks, the Plymouth-born player adds further finishing power and experience to a Falcons squad which has been making great strides in recent years.
Arscott said: “With the way things were left at Sale Sharks I was desperate to get the opportunity come back to the Premiership and prove myself a little bit, and thankfully Dean has given me that chance. Newcastle are having an awesome season on the back of an encouraging one the year before, the club is going in the right direction and I’ve enjoyed watching their games on the TV from over in France.”
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Tom is a proven performer at Premiership level over a long period of time, he knows his way to the try-line and he suits the way we want to play. Whether that be at wing, full-back or even outside centre doesn’t matter, but it’s great news for the club that we have been able to bring him on board.”