Namibian backrow Tinus Du Plessis has joined London Wasps on a deal taking him through to the end of the season.
Du Plessis joins Wasps following an impressive World Cup campaign where he featured in all four games for his country, winning the Man of the Match award in the game against Wales.
The back-row also made three appearances for Namibia in the 2007 World Cup going on to represent his country at the Africa Cup in 2008 and 2009 and play a key role in qualification for the 2011 World Cup. He also won an IRB Nations Cup medal in 2010.
The dynamic 27-year-old can play in all three backrow positions and has experience of English rugby after a stint with Rotherham, where he was awarded the club's player of the year in 2009.
London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “Everyone knows we have struggled for strength in depth in the back-row, with retirements and injuries making it very tough for us there."
"I was very impressed with Tinus at the World Cup and he brings the added bonus of versatility in a few positions so we will be a welcome addition for the rest of the season."
Du Plessis said “I am delighted to be joining Wasps. It's been a dream of mine to play in the Premiership and to have joined a club with Wasps' rich history both domestically and on a European front makes it so much the better."
"I'm really looking forward in joining up with the boys and hopefully being able to contribute to their goals."