Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea believes new signing Paul Sackey still has plenty of ambition and quality left after joining the club.
Sackey spent three years in France after leaving London Wasps, playing for Toulon and Stade Franšais.
Now back in London, where he started alongside O'Shea at London Irish, Sackey has linked up with Harlequins as injury cover for Ross Chisholm and O'Shea believes he will make a big impact.
"I've know Paul Sackey for a long time and he's still a quality player. You want people coming in you know can deliver, and Paul fits into that category," said O'Shea to the Hounslow Chronicle.
"It will take a few weeks to get him up to match fitness, but he keeps himself in great shape and his attitude is spot on.
"Paul has played at the very highest level, but he's still got a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the game. He's very ambitious and wants to finish on a high.
"The competition will be fierce next season, and I am really excited by it. Paul's arrival will not only add valuable experience, but keep the pressure on Tom Williams and Mike Brown.
"Ross is the sort of player who will go through the healing process in as quick a time as possible, so he could return before the end of the season, but sometimes it's not worth the risk.
"He is a really positive character who will get stuck into his rehab straight away and come back stronger for the experience."