Newcastle Falcons sign Ryan Shortland for next season

Ryan Shortland
Shortland has played in the NRL with Melbourne Storm

Newcastle Falcons have signed centre Ryan Shortland from New Zealand for the 2011/12 season.

The 25-year-old has experience of both league and union codes in his native country, latterly with Otago in the Air New Zealand Cup.

"He's been scoring tries for the Waratahs A team and he's recently been training with their first team," said Falcons coach Alan Tait.

"He runs hard, he's strong and Ryan is a great signing for the club."

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