NEWCASTLE – English Premiership club Newcastle Falcons on Monday announced the signing of Tim Swiel from fellow Premiership rivals Harlequins.
The England-born player can fill both fullback and flyhalf berths equally well and has played Currie Cup rugby for the Sharks and Western Province after schooling at Bishops in Cape Town.
Newcastle said in Monday's release that the 25-year-old gives them a quality option at flyhalf and fullback, with the ability to play right across the back line.
Swiel has spent the past four seasons with Harlequins joins Newcastle with immediate effect.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: "Tim is a player I've admired for some time.
"He plays the game at pace, he is someone who makes things happen in attack and he will fit perfectly into the way we play.
"The fact that he can play multiple positions is another major plus point, and we look forward to seeing him being integrated into our squad."
African News Agency (ANA)