WARRIORS back-rower Semisi Taulava will join Newcastle Falcons on a two-year deal next season.

The 31-year-old Tongan has made just nine appearances for Warriors this campaign, including eight in the Aviva Premiership, but has become surplus to Dean Ryan's requirements.

With the English-qualified former Rotherham Titans man out of contract this summer, he always looked set to move on after Worcester recruited fellow number eights Andries Pretorius from Cardiff Blues and GJ Van Velze from Northampton Saints.