PROP Taione Vea will leave Oxford-based London Welsh for Newcastle Falcons at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old Tongan international will join the Falcons on a two-year deal.

Vea signed for the Exiles last summer from Wasps and has scored two tries in 17 Aviva Premiership appearances.

He joins fellow forwards Carl Kirwan and Opeti Fonua in sealing deals away from the club, who are set to be relegated back to the Greene King IPA Championship when they face Bath on March 29.

Kirwan has agreed to join Worcester Warriors, while Fonua will line up for Leicester Tigers next season.