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Falcons swoop for scrum half Spice

15 December 2010

  • Jason Spice signs for Newcastle Falcons on pay-as-you-play¬†deal
  • Experienced scrum half to provide cover for Micky Young

Scrum half Jason Spice in action for Cardiff Blues

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Experienced scrum half Jason Spice has agreed to join Newcastle on a short-term contract.

The 35-year-old New Zealander arrives at Kingston Park as emergency cover after Mickey Young was left as the club's only fit No.9.

Spice has agreed a 'pay-as-you-play' deal and will be eligible to make his debut in the must-win game against Leeds on Boxing Day.

"Spice provides much needed cover for Micky Young at scrum half," said coach Alan Tait.

"He also brings with him a wealth of experience which is invaluable for the club."

Spice has previously played for Bristol, Ospreys, Cardiff Blues, Wellington, Hurricanes and Waikato, while he spent a month providing cover at Leicester.

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