Ireland International Signs For Newcastle Falcons With Immediate Effect


Ulster prop Rodney Ah You has added his vast experience to Newcastle Falcons’ propping ranks, joining the club with immediate effect. The Ireland international, who turned 30 last month, has 126 Pro 14 appearances to his name, and a further 31 in Europe.

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said:

“Rodney has been a proven performer at a high level for a number of years now and he will definitely add to what we already have here.”

“He fits in with the way we want to play the game, he offers a ball-carrying threat as well as the nuts and bolts of his set-piece game and I’m delighted to be able to bring him over here.”

Born in New Zealand, Ah You made his professional breakthrough as a teenager with Canterbury and appeared for New Zealand Under-20s, heading to Irish province Connacht in 2010.

Spending six seasons in Galway and moving provinces to Ulster just over two seasons ago, Ah You has three Ireland caps to his name after playing against Argentina, South Africa and Georgia in 2014.