Newcastle swoop for Munster fly-half

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Newcastle have announced the signing of Munster fly-half Jeremy Manning on a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old, a New Zealander who qualifies for Ireland on residency grounds, has made 50 appearances for Munster.

Falcons head coach Alan Tait said: "Jeremy has been in a fantastic environment over in Munster for the past five seasons, learning from the greats like Ronan O'Gara.

"He's featured for them in the Magners League and Heineken Cup, and also played for them against the New Zealand All Blacks when they only lost out by two points to a late try right at the end.

"He kicks goals, runs the back-line well and he will definitely provide plenty of competition for the likes of Jimmy Gopperth and Tom Catterick here."