Peter Stringer has spoken of his relief at moving from Saracens to Newcastle Falcons.
“It’s great to get it sorted out,” Stringer told BBC Newcastle. “It had been talked about for a few weeks so it’s nice to know where I stand. I can’t wait to meet up with the boys.”
Stringer arrives at Kingston Park with the Falcons sitting at the bottom of the AVIVA Premiership.
Playing at the wrong end of the table will be most unusual for the Cork native who has won two Heineken Cup with Munster, played a role in Saracens’ push for the Premiership title as well as winning a Grand Slam with the Ireland national team back in 2009.
“I haven’t been in a situation like this before,” he added. “Hopefully I can bring something to the table, I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in some good squads before in my career with Ireland, Saracens and Munster, and whatever bit of experience I can bring here I will do my very best for the club,” – said the 34 year-old who will stay in the north east of England until the end of the season before returning to parent club Munster.