Jersey RFC can confirm the departure of Sam Lockwood at the end of the current season.
The loose-head prop has agreed to join Newcastle Falcons, and will relocate to the north of England ahead of the 2016/17 season.
Lockwood, who will be 28 on Friday, joined Jersey in January 2014, initially on a three-month loan deal from Leeds Carnegie, before making a permanent move to the Island in summer 2014. He has made 50 appearances for the Reds in competitive matches, scoring five tries, although a fractured arm in last month's semi-final defeat to his former club brought a premature end to his season.
Lockwood was named in the front row of the Greene King IPA Championship Dream XV for 2014/15, alongside another Jersey prop now playing in the Aviva Premiership, Harry Williams.
"Sam has developed into a stand-out player in the Championship and it's not surprising that his performances have attracted the attention of a Premiership club," said Jersey Head Coach Harvey Biljon. "He's made a fantastic contribution during his time in Jersey and we wish him all the best for the future."
pics by Sue Trower
23 Mar 2023
January lessons show danger of banana skin in SW London