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Leeds land Dunbar

Leeds have announced the signing of flanker Jon Dunbar from their Zurich Premiership rivals Newcastle.

Dunbar, a member of Falcons' Powergen Cup final-winning team this season and an England Under-21 international, has agreed a two-year contract.

"Jon is a very exciting player who, although still only 24, has vast amounts of experience after playing for three seasons in the Premiership with the Falcons," said Leeds rugby director Phil Davies.

"He was also an integral part of their cup-winning team, and he is a great addition to our squad for the next two campaigns. Jon is a big, young English forward, and I am sure that we can improve him into an even better player."