James Hudson, the lock for the Rugby Football Union Championship side the Newcastle Falcons has insisted that he is fully committed to the cause of the team as it pushes for an immediate promotion to the Aviva Premiership despite having already signed a deal that will see him turn out for Gloucester Rugby in the Premiership next season. The 31 year old is a former captain of the club, having handed over the armband to winger Will Welch this season and has made 11 starts and 5 substitute appearances in the RFU Championship this season.
And having confirmed his impending switch to Kingsholm, the former forward player for the London Irish and Bath Rugby stated that he has enjoyed his time in Newcastle immensely and will leave with fond memories. He went on to state that the Newcastle Falcons have been a huge part of his life over the last few years and mentioned that he is 100% committed in playing his part so that the club regains its status as a Premiership club before he leaves.
He also mentioned that the main reason he chose to sign for The Cherry and Whites was because he felt it was time to move on. Hudson made 51 appearances in the Aviva Premiership for the Newcastle Falcons and a further 13 appearances for the club in Europe. He captained the club to the final of the 2011 Anglo Welsh Cup where they lost 34-7 to his new club.
Hudson will once again link up with Paul Moriarty at Gloucester; the Welshman was the forwards coach for The Falcons at Kingston Park before taking up the role at Kingsholm and Hudson will once again get to play for the man he believes got the best out of him during his time at Newcastle.