RaboDirect PRO12 outfit the Ospreys have announced the signature of versatile Moldovan front-row Dimitri Arhip until the end of the season.
Arhip, 23, who played for Dinamo Bucharest before moving to Russia to play for Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk, will arrive early in November.
"Dimitri will be with us at the start of November and his arrival will be quite timely as we are likely to lose a number of front row players to international duty," rugby operations manager Andy Lloyd told the Ospreys' official website.
"When that is the case, it's important to ensure we have the strength of depth that will allow us to remain competitive as a group regardless of international commitments, and with the size of our contribution to the Welsh squad we felt that it was appropriate to bring Dimitri in.
"His versatility will be a huge asset as he will cover three positions, giving the coaches extra options. He is an immensely strong, powerful player, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the region."