Newcastle Falcons have agreed a permanent contract to sign Dominic Waldouck after impressing during his trial spell with the club.
The 28-year-old former England Saxons centre already has more than a century of Aviva Premiership appearances under his belt after previous spells with Wasps, Northampton Saints and London Irish.
Waldouck spent most of the summer playing for American side Ohio Aviators in the USA's inaugural Pro Rugby competition,reaching the final before joining Newcastle in August on an initial month's trial.
Director of rugby Dean Richards has been impressed by the contribution of the experienced midfield man, saying: "Dom has shown up well and we are delighted to have been able to bring him on board full-time.
"He is a quality player, he knows this league very well and we look forward to working with him on a permanent basis."
The Falcons are next in Aviva Premiership action when Leicester Tigers are their visitors on Sunday. Tickets for the 3pm kick-off can be bought by calling 0871 226 6060 or by clicking here.
The match forms the first half of a cross-code double header at Kingston Park Stadium, with Newcastle Thunder rugby league playing their Kingstone Press League 1 Shield final with North Wales Crusaders on the main field at 5.15pm. Those attending the Falcons v Leicester match are entitled to remain in the ground and watch this game free of charge.