Evan Olmstead: Newcastle Falcons sign London Scottish lock

Evan Olmstead
Evan Olmstead played two games for Canada as they finished last in Pool D at the 2015 World Cup

Premiership side Newcastle Falcons have signed Canada lock Evan Olmstead from Championship club London Scottish on a deal starting from next season.

Olmstead joined Scottish in January, having previously played for Australian club Parramatta Two Blues and Calgary-based Prairie Wolf Pack.

The 25-year-old has won seven international caps for Canada.

"He will fit in well with the type of game we are trying to implement," said director of rugby Dean Richards.external-link

"He is a typically hard Canadian player who brings a real no-nonsense edge to his play."