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Falcons land Cato

01 March 2013

  • Falcons confirm signing of Noah Cato
  • “A good opportunity to get back to playing regular rugby” – Cato
Noah Cato makes the switch from Northampton Saints to Newcastle Falcons

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Newcastle Falcons are delighted to announce the signing of Noah Cato from Northampton Saints.

The 24-year-old former England Saxon joins the Falcons until the end of the current campaign and is in contention for Saturday’s RFU Championship clash at Rotherham Titans (kick-off, 3pm).

Prior to joining the Saints in the summer of 2011, Cato enjoyed a four-year stint with Saracens, where he picked up an Aviva Premiership winners’ medal and finished the club’s top try scorer in the 2008-09 season.

As well as representing the Saxons, Cato’s international exploits extend to both the England Sevens and England Under 20s, and his six tries in five matches were key in helping England win an Under 20s Grand Slam in 2008.

Noah is a great addition to the squad – Richards

“I am delighted to join Newcastle Falcons, and this is a good opportunity to get back to playing regular rugby,” said Cato.

“To be a part of a club with the ambition of returning back to the Premiership presents an exciting time ahead for me.

“To assist in realising that goal will be a fulfilling experience,” added the Brighton-born flyer.

And Cato admits he is impressed with the Kingston Park set-up, saying: “The club is very fortunate to have such great facilities, and what was immediately apparent to me was the warm welcome that I received.”

Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Noah is a great addition to the squad, and I am delighted to welcome him to Kingston Park.

“He brings with him both club and international experience, which is just what we require going into the play-offs."