Cardiff Blues have announced the signing of USA international forward Cam Dolan, who will join the PRO12 region from Premiership side Northampton.
Dolan, who can play lock or in the back row, has put pen to paper on a contract that sees him move for the 2015/16 season and beyond.
Dolan, 25, who has made 10 appearances for the Eagles, including an eye-catching man of the match performance against NZ Maori, has this week been named in a 50-man USA training squad for the Rugby World Cup, alongside fellow new signing Blaine Scully.
The Florida-born ace – who stands 6ft 6in and weighs 18st 2lb – joined Northampton Saints in December 2013 and made his senior debut for his Premiership club against Leicester in the LV= Cup in January.
Billy Millard, General Manager at Cardiff Blues who has previously worked with Dolan at USA Rugby, said: "Cam is a very athletic and skilful player who can play lock and at six and eight in the back row.
"His aerial skills are outstanding, he looks for work and he has had exposure to the strong culture at Northampton Saints.
"Cam will add real energy to our group and is hungry to build on an outstanding USA international career."