Wilson heading back home
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England international David Wilson has secured a move back to Newcastle Falcons after ending his time with rivals Bath.
The 31-year-old began his career with Newcastle but left to join Bath in 2009 where he went on to feature 111 times over seven years.
However, after falling down the pecking order with Bath he has secured a return to Kingston park on a permanent basis with immediate effect.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards insists the signing demonstrates the club's desire to bring in homegrown talent and hopes to see the best of the England international.
Richards said: "Davey is someone I have long admired, he is from the area and his playing qualities are obvious. He has a wealth of Aviva Premiership and international experience under his belt and he will make a significant contribution to the improvements we are working towards.
"He understands what Newcastle Falcons means to people in this region, his scrummaging and all-round understanding of the game is fantastic and with Davey on board we have added absolute top quality ability in such a key area of the field."