Sale Sharks have made their second big signing in a week by landing former All Black lock Bryn Evans on a two-year deal.
Evans' arrival follows the capture of legendary Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer earlier this week.
The 6ft 5in star heads to the AJ Bell Stadium from French club Biarritz to bolster the Shark's second row.
30-year-old Evans joined Biarritz after three successful seasons at London Irish where he made 75 appearances and scored four tries.
He hails from Hastings in New Zealand and played Super Rugby for Blues and Hurricanes.
The Kiwi made his All Blacks debut in 2009 against France and in the same season helped the Hurricanes to the semi-finals of the Super 14.
"Bryn is a great signing for us and will, I am sure, play a major part in our line out next season," said Sale's director of rugby Steve Diamond.
"When I heard he was available both Dan Braid and Michael Paterson gave him great references and we look forward to him joining us for pre-season training."