Newcastle draft in Goode
November 6, 2012
James Goode in his Ospreys colours © PA Photos
The Newcastle Falcons have drafted in Ospreys lock James Goode until the end of the season.
Goode played for the Falcons at the end of the last campaign and made four appearances as they battled to avoid the drop. And the 30-year-old has re-signed with the Championship side to cover injuries to James Hudson and Carlo del Fava.
"I am delighted to be back in the north east and I am really excited at the prospect of helping the club gain promotion back to the Aviva Premiership," Goode said. "There is a new coaching set-up in place at Kingston Park, and we have the nucleus of last season's squad, as well as some quality new additions - the club is certainly moving in the right direction now."
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards added: "James is just what the club needs, and will provide solid cover in the pack with both James Hudson and Carlo del Fava out injured.
"He will certainly add some fire-power as we continue our quest to return to the Premiership."
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