Edinburgh have signed Argentina international back-row forward Tomas Leonardi on a three-month contract.
The powerful 26-year-old was contracted to the Southern Kings for the 2013 Super Rugby season, and arrived in time to put pen to paper ahead of Thursday's (19 September) Heineken Cup squad registration deadline.
Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons - who worked with Leonardi during his time as Kings' director of rugby - said: "Tomas is a physical, abrasive player, who is equally comfortable at number eight or on the blindside flank.
Raised at the prominent SIC club in Buenos Aires, Leonardi began his professional career in 2010 for Argentina's high performance squad, the Pampas XV, in South Africa's Vodacom Cup.
He went on to establish himself in the national side, earning 18 international caps to date, before joining the Kings franchise in 2013.