Premiership side Newcastle Falcons sign Samoa international lock Kane Thompson for the 2014-15 season.
Newcastle Falcons will have a 3G artificial playing surface in place at Kingston Park for the 2014-15 season.
Northampton Saints will start the defence of their Premiership title at home to Gloucester on Friday, 5 September.
Will Welch believes Newcastle have the right structure but need to show ambition to avoid another Premiership struggle.
Newcastle Falcons sign Uili Kolo'ofai from US Colomiers on a two-year deal, but Semisi Taulava's move is off.
Newcastle Falcons loose-head prop Grant Shiells is to join Premiership rivals Bath for next season.
Newcastle coach Calum MacRae will leave to take charge of Scotland's Sevens squad after the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Premiership champions Northampton Saints sign scrum-half Joel Hodgson from league rivals Newcastle Falcons.
Newcastle Falcons back-rower Chris York signs an extension to his contract, although the terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Newcastle Rugby Limited, owned by Falcons rugby union chairman Semore Kurdi, takes over rugby league side Gateshead Thunder.
Newcastle Falcons centre Alex Crockett retires after a 13-year professional rugby career.
Newcastle Falcons sign Italy lock Josh Furno from French side Biarritz, who have been relegated from the Top 14.
Newcastle replace outgoing head coach Peter Russell with John Wells, while Dave Walder comes in as attack coach.
Director of rugby Dean Richards suggests a change of style for Newcastle Falcons after surviving in the Premiership this season.
Exeter grab three tries to clinch eighth place in the Premiership and inflict a 16th straight league defeat on Newcastle.
Samoan winger Sinoti Sinoti says Newcastle need to make a "statement" against Exeter after a mixed Premiership campaign.
Newcastle Falcons sign brothers Alesana and Anitelea Tuilagi on two-year deals for the 2014-15 Premiership season.
Noah Cato runs in two of Newcastle's tries as they secure Premiership safety despite losing at European hopefuls Wasps.
Newcastle's Lee Smith says there is no problem with ex-club London Wasps prior to Saturday's return to Adams Park.
Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract.