Newcastle: Wells named Falcons head coach as Walder joins staff

John Wells

Newcastle Falcons have replaced with John Wells, while ex-England half-back Dave Walder comes in as attack coach.

Director of rugby Dean Richards has promoted Wells, a former Leicester team-mate and fellow staff member, from his post as forwards coach.

Walder steps up from a part-time kicking coach role to become a full-time member of the backroom staff.

As a player the 36-year-old made more than 100 appearances for the Falcons.