Michael Mayhew joins brother Richard at Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle have completed the signing of hooker Michael Mayhew, brother of Falcons back-row, from North Harbour on a short-term deal.
The 24-year-old, who made two appearances for Premiership rivals Wasps last season, comes in as cover for the injured Matt Thompson.
Nick Mayhew, the third of the rugby-playing brothers, is currently with Harlequins as a prop forward.
Both Mayhews are in the Falcons squad for Saturday's trip to Exeter Chiefs.