Newcastle's recruitment drive ahead of their return to the Premiership has continued with the acquisition of Dominic Barrow.
The England U20 lock joins the Falcons from Leeds on a two-year deal.
"I have really enjoyed my first couple of days at the club, and the lads have been very welcoming," Barrow told the club's official website.
"I'm very much looking forward to the challenge of playing for Newcastle Falcons, a club that has rich potential.
"One of the main attractions of coming up to Newcastle is the fact that there is a world-class coaching set-up in place which can only help my development as a player," he added.
Barrow arrives at the club fresh off of winning the IRB Junior World Championship, and Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards is confident that he has a successful future ahead of him.
"Dominic is a fantastic signing for the club, and he has an exciting future ahead of him," said Richards.
"He has a rich pedigree when it comes to representing England at age group level, and I am sure he will go from strength to strength here in the North East."