Danny Fallon’s superb form for the University of Gloucestershire hasn’t gone unnoticed, with Lee Greenwood handing the hooker a first team contract with the All Golds.

Fallon, who played a handful of games for the Golden Fern in 2015, has been one of the star performers for UGRL who look set to win the Premier South division with ease. The hooker will provide All Golds head coach Lee Greenwood with cover in numerous positions as he can also fill in at loose forward and half back.

Fallon, who won the Four Nations last year playing for England Universities, has become the second player from November’s open trial to sign a professional contract with the club, with Lee Greenwood pleased with his showing in pre-season training. The All Golds head coach said: “Danny was in the first team squad in 2015 and played a few games. He had just returned from a long term injury and we had to rush him back in before he was fit enough. He has gone away and got himself in a good place though, he looks physically up to League 1 standard now. He has done really well for the University team and has trained well as a triallist for the last month. He deserves another opportunity and I’m sure he’ll have a part to play this season.”

The former Orrell St James player was delighted to hear he had earned a first team contract. He said: “I’m loving my rugby at the moment and am really happy to be involved with the All Golds again. I’m playing with a smile on my face and really looking forward to the new season.

“I played a few games in 2015 but I was coming back from a nasty injury. Since then I’ve been injury free and have matured much more as a player. Obviously things are going really well for UGRL. Playing alongside your mates in a really strong team is very enjoyable.

“Since the trial game I’ve really enjoyed being back training with the lads. Working alongside the great coaches that we have here has really benefited me, having Anthony Murray coach the University side has taken us to the next level. He really connects to players both on and off the pitch. Lee is a great coach as well, nothing other than your best is acceptable and that’s the way it should be. I‘m looking forward to the rest of pre-season and can’t wait for our first friendly.”