Sharks flanker Solly Tyibilika will join the Lions for the start of next season.
Tyibilika, who is highly rated by national coach Jake White, has found it difficult to command a place in the match 22 for the Sharks, despite being considered Schalk Burger's understudy at international level.
The Lions have confirmed the move, which will see Tyibilika sign for two years and join former Blue Bulls star Jacques Cronje at the franchise.
The 1971 British & Irish Lions remain the only side to win a Test series in New Zealand but a star-studded team would not have triumphed if not for the influence of coach Carwyn James, remembers Gareth Edwards.
In the fifth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Colin Moffitt recounts his trip to Australia for the triumphant 2013 tour against the Wallabies.
Victory on a British & Irish Lions tour, alongside some memorable performances in the red of Wales, has seen Mike Phillips follow in the footsteps of legendary compatriots like JPR Williams and Phil Bennett - and it is a legacy he may have been destined to join since his junior days at Whitland RFC.
There is nothing quite like being on Tour! The buzz and atmosphere generated on a Lions Tour is memorable. Here's what some of the travelling fans thought of their trip to Australia in 2013. Secure your place for New Zealand 2017 at www.lionstour.com
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.