Venditti set to rejoin Zebre

Date published: June 8 2016

Newcastle Falcons wing Giovanbattista (Giamba) Venditti will return to his native Italy after signing a deal with Zebre.

The 26-year-old joined the Falcons from Zebre last season and will be reunited with the PRO12 outfit after making nine Premiership appearances in his single season with Newcastle.

Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards told the official Falcons website: "We have enjoyed working with Giamba, and wish him and his family well for their return to Italy.

"His relative lack of first-team opportunities during his time with us had started to affect his place in the Italian national side, and with that in mind this opportunity has come around at a good time.

"We are well catered for on the wings with the talent we have in our squad, but everybody at the club thanks Giamba for the work he has put in at Newcastle."