Pedro Bettencourt, who has also played sevens rugby for Portugal, is the eighth new player to join Newcastle this summer

Newcastle have signed Portugal centre Pedro Bettencourt from French second-tier side Carcassonne.

The 23-year-old has made 20 appearances for his country having spent two seasons in the academy of leading Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne.

“He is a player who ticks all the boxes in terms of what we want from an outside centre,” director of rugby Dean Richards told the club website.