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Falcons bolster squad

Higgins, Tomaszczyk and Crockett join the Richards revolution

Last Updated: 23/05/12 6:49am

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Newcastle have further strengthened their squad for next season with the signings of Andrew Higgins, Oliver Tomaszczyk and Alex Crockett.

Higgins will make the switch from Sale, while fellow centre Crockett and prop Tomaszczyk join from Worcester - with the trio all signing two-year deals.

Higgins and Crockett were former team-mates at Bath and will add experience to the back division, while 25-year-old Tomaszczyk was previously part of the academy set-up at Kingston Park.

Higgins is relishing joining the Dean Richards revolution at Kingston Park.

The 30-year-old told the club's official site: "I am excited to team up with Dean Richards and the team at Newcastle next season. I am looking forward to getting a good pre-season under my belt, and helping the Falcons get back to where they should be."

Crockett, also 30, helped Worcester back into the Premiership at the first attempt in 2010/11 and he has been won over by the visions at the Falcons.

"I was very impressed with the passion and the importance of keeping top-class rugby in the region - I want to be part of the new era," said Crockett.

"With Dean Richards at the helm and with new players being brought in to add to the quality that is already in the squad, I am confident we will be a tough team to beat next season."

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