AFTER his ill-fated spell with Warrington Wolves came to an end last week, Luther Burrell is back in rugby union.

Burrell was released from the remainder of his Wire contract and has now signed for newly promoted Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons.

“It didn’t take any selling at all, to be honest,” Burrell told his new club’s website.

“I met Dean Richards (Falcons director of rugby) for a bite to eat, I could see straightaway he’s just a totally straightforward bloke, and that’s how you get the best out of me.

“I left that meeting, got straight on the phone and said I wanted to sign for Newcastle, and it was all sorted out remarkably quickly from there.

“I’ve not shied away from the fact I want to be back in rugby union, so to get signed up with a quality club like Newcastle is fantastic.

“I’m just so excited about the whole thing, and can’t wait to get stuck in when I join the squad on September 28.”

Having switched codes from Northampton Saints last year, Burrell arrived in rugby league to much fanfare but made just eight appearances in a Warrington shirt.

He was on the bench five times earlier this season but did not feature in any of The Wire’s matches after Super League restarted last month.

"He's in fantastic shape and it's great we have been able to secure his signature," said Richards.

"His calibre speaks for itself in terms of the trophies he has won and the impact he has had in the game, and we're really looking forward to welcoming him into our squad.

"He hits some super lines in midfield, gets over the gain line and his link-up play will really bring the best out of the players around him.

“We have some outstanding young talent within our squad, but Luther just brings that experienced head which will help those guys to develop."