Harlequins have announced the signing of Western Force scrum-half Ian Prior, who will join the Premiership side on a short-term contract.
Primarily a scrum-half the 27-year-old, whose previous clubs include the Reds and Brumbies, also provides cover at fly-half and is a goal-kicker.
Director of Rugby John Kingston commented: “The injury issues we’ve had recently at scrum-half are well documented, as such we have secured the services of Ian Prior from Western Force to compliment the recent signing of Jono Kitto.
“Whilst this is initially a short-term deal, Ian has again shown the type of characteristics I am looking for within the group and provides an experience very much needed over the coming period.
“We are continually looking to improve and enhance the environment within Harlequins and these two recent signings are a reflection of that.”