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Newcastle back finds new home in the Championship

By Jon Newcombe
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Falcons player George Wacokecoke is tackled just short of the try line during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Newcastle Falcons and Bath Rugby at Kingston Park on November 05, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle utility back George Wacokecoke has picked up a new club after being released by the Falcons, with Doncaster Knights set to announce the centre/wing’s signature.

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Wacokecoke, who has been with the Falcons since 2018, has agreed to join the Yorkshire outfit and the deal will be officially announced once Newcastle’s terrible season finishes against Gloucester this Saturday.

Doncaster have already announced a raft of new signings for next season as they make a push for promotion to the Premiership under Joe Ford, son of England fly-half George.

Former Jersey Reds and Leicester back-row, Thom Smith, returns to Castle Park for a second spell, Nottingham pair – fly-half Morgan Bunting and centre/wing Jordon Olowofela – head north, whilst Bristol hooker Fred Davies and Scarlets tight-head Joe Jones will bolster the front row.

Wacokecoke, 28, has only made five appearances in both the Premiership and Europe this season, and the three-year contract he signed in 2021 whilst playing under Dean Richards is due to expire.

 

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