Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Rodney has been a proven performer at a high level for a number of years now and he will definitely add to what we already have here.
“He fits in with the way we want to play the game, he offers a ball-carrying threat as well as the nuts and bolts of his set-piece game and I’m delighted to be able to bring him over here.”
Having completed his move to Newcastle, he said: “I’m pretty stoked that Dean Richards came after me.
“I’ve played at Newcastle a couple of times with Connacht, I’ve been watching them get a couple of really good wins recently in the Heineken Champions Cup and there are a lot of good things going on around the place.”
Asked what he hopes to add to the Falcons’ squad, Ah You said: “Scrummaging for any prop is the number one thing, and then ball-carrying around the field is something I enjoy.
“I can play on both sides of the front row if needed. Tight-head is where I have been playing mainly but I can jump over if the coaches need me to, and I just can’t wait to get started here.”
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