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Newcastle snap up Dunbar on loan

29th January 2019, 15:54 by Aidan Perkins

Centre Alex Dunbar has joined Newcastle Falcons on a loan deal from Glasgow Warriors for the remainder of the season.

Dunbar has been allowed to join the Gallagher Premiership side on a short-term basis, where he will be given the chance for more regular first-team action after struggling to force his way into Glasgow's team this term, playing just eight times.

The 28-year-old, who has been with the Warriors for nine years and racked up 119 appearances, says he is excited by the new challenge given to him by the move south.

Dunbar said: "Coming down to Newcastle for the rest of the season gives me a great opportunity to play some rugby, and I’m excited by the prospects here.

"I’ve trained with the squad today, everyone has been really welcoming and I’m just keen to get stuck in.

"I’ve watched a number of Newcastle’s games and they play an exciting brand of rugby, I know quite a few of the boys from the Scotland squad and this is a great chance for me to hopefully get some game time.

"The Gallagher Premiership is a really high-quality competition, I’ve been keen to test myself in that environment, and it’s now just a case of trying to get up to speed with all the calls and patterns, and pushing my case for selection."

Glasgow have confirmed they can recall the Scotland international from his loan at any time.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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