The Highlanders have recruited former Western Force prop Guy Millar for their 2017 Super Rugby squad.
The official squad will be confirmed on Wednesday.
Millar played 14 games for the Force in 2015 and 2016, but represented Southland during the past two seasons in the Mitre 10 Cup. The 24-year-old tighthead prop was born in South Africa but moved with his family to Australia when he was 14.
Stuff.co.nz also reported that the Highlanders have signed Canterbury prop Siate Tokolahi for 2017.