PROP forward Logovi'i Mulipola will re-join Newcastle Falcons for the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season.

The Samoan international is currently on a short-term deal with Gloucester after helping the Falcons earn promotion back into the top-flight.

Capped 33 times by his country, including at last year's Rugby World Cup, Mulipola has scored two tries in his 34 appearances for Falcons since signing from Leicester Tigers two years ago.

Director of rugby Dean Richards said: "Logo boasts vast experience and an ability to play on both sides of the scrum, so it's great news that he will be returning to Newcastle.

"His spell playing for Gloucester will help ensure he is match-sharp for when the new season starts at the back end of November, and knowing he will be on board just adds to the sense of stability around our squad."