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."
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.
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