Tight-head prop Mark Tampin has become Newcastle Falcons’ latest signing ahead of the 2019-20 season, the Ealing Trailfinders prop joining on a two-year deal.
Tampin, 27, was born in London but began his professional rugby career in Yorkshire, coming through Leeds Carnegie’s academy and going on to make his name as a regular for Rotherham Titans.
Moving to Jersey Reds for the 2016-17 season where he played alongside current Falcons players Gary Graham and Sam Lockwood, Tampin has spent the last two seasons at Ealing Trailfinders, who this season won the Championship Cup as well as finishing second in the Championship title race.
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards welcomed Tampin’s arrival, saying: “Mark has been on our radar for some time now, and we look forward to working with him.
“He’s a very street-wise prop who has forged an outstanding reputation through his hard work in the Championship, and he’s a great addition to a very competitive front-row pool for next season.”