MacLeod swoops in to sign for Falcons

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FORMER Greens star Scott MacLeod has signed for Newcastle Falcons.

The 33-year-old, who was capped for his country 23 times, put pen to paper on a deal with the Aviva Premiership outfit today.

MacLeod joined the Falcons on the back of a year’s stint with Japanese outfit Kobe Steelers.

Speaking to the Falcons official website MacLeod said: “Newcastle Falcons are a club with great potential and I am really looking forward joining up with my new teammates.

“I am good mates with Ally Hogg and he has told me how good the team spirit is at the club, and it can only go from strength to strength under the management of Dean Richards.”

Prior to his move to the Far East, MacLeod played for Border Reivers, Scarlets and latterly Edinburgh, establishing himself as a top-class second-row.

MacLeod won his first cap in 2004 and made his final appearance against Wales in Scotland’s 2011 Six Nations campaign.

The 6ft 6” 17st 5lb forward is delighted to have the opportunity to make the switch to the ambitious Falcons under the stewardship of incoming director of rugby Dean Richards.