Llanelli Scarlets have have signed Kiwi prop Craig Dunlea until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old, who plays for Otago in New Zealand's National Provincial Championship and featured in their 30-19 defeat by the British & Irish Lions this summer, also had a spell in Scotland with Borders in the 2002-03 season.
Scarlets chief executive Stuart Gallacher said: "We need the cover with Iestyn Thomas and Phil John out of action for another couple of months yet."
NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew is delighted that All Blacks Julian Savea and Brodie Retallick have signed new long-term contracts meaning they will be available to take on the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
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.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.