Former Ireland prop Rodney Ah You has left Ulster for the Newcastle Falcons
Prop Rodney Ah You has left Ulster rugby with immediate effect to join Newcastle Falcons.
On the move, Ah You said: "I'm pretty stoked that Dean Richards came after me.
"I've played at Newcastle a couple of times with Connacht, I've been watching them get a couple of really good wins recently in the Heineken Champions Cup and there are a lot of good things going on around the place.
"Scrummaging for any prop is the number one thing, and then ball-carrying around the field is something I enjoy.
"I can play on both sides of the front row if needed. Tight-head is where I have been playing mainly but I can jump over if the coaches need me to, and I just can't wait to get started here."
The move comes after Ah You had agreed a new contract with Ulster in June this year but has not featured since and leaves after three years at the club.
A PRO12 winner with Connacht in 2015, Ah You has three Ireland caps to his name.
The Falcons are in action on Friday night when they host Bath in the Gallagher Premiership at Kingston Park Stadium.
Meanwhile, former Ulster back Rory Scholes has left Connacht to join Pro D2 club Brive until the end of the season.
Head coach there is Jeremy Davidson, while Stuart Olding is part of the squad.