Former Newcastle prop Paul van Zandvliet has died of cancer at the age of 50.
Edinburgh and London Irish are to meet holders Stade Francais in the Pool stage of next season's European Challenge Cup.
Newcastle's 'home' Premiership fixture against Saracens on 16 September next season will be held in Philadelphia.
Newcastle Falcons re-sign their former academy graduate Toby Flood from French side Toulouse.
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