Scotland’s Carlisle-born centre Chris Harris will join Gloucester from Newcastle for next season.

The 28-year-old activated a relegation release clause in his contract after the Falcons dropped out of the Premiership.

And now the eight-cap Scotland international will bolster the Cherry and Whites’ resources next season.

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys told the club’s website: “We’re delighted that Chris has agreed to join Gloucester Rugby and to add another international calibre player to the squad, one who also possesses significant Premiership experience.

“As is the case with all Premiership clubs, there are times when the squad is tested to the max due to injuries and international commitments, for example.

“Chris is a proven talent, a quality player and will