Connacht have announced that they have signed Scotland hooker Grant Stewart, who has inked a short term six-month deal with the Irish outfit.
The 27-year-old previously played for Glasgow Warriors before parting ways with the Scottish club at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Stewart joins the Galway-based club as injury cover and to provide depth at hooker.
He made 48 appearances for the Warriors during a five-year period and scored nine tries during his stint at the club.
After representing Scotland at under-age level, Stewart made his senior Test debut for his country against France in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match in 2019.
“We have three quality hookers in the squad in Dave Heffernan, Shane Delahunt and Dylan Tierney-Martin,” he told Connacht’s official website. “However with Dave now a regular Ireland squad member and Shane unfortunately absent through injury for a little while longer, we’re now a little light in the position.
“So I’m very pleased we have been able to sign a player of Grant’s calibre and we have begun to integrate him into the squad this week, well in time for the start of the new season.”