Worcester Warriors have signed former England lock Dean Schofield from French club Toulon.
Schofield, who made his England debut against South Africa prior to the 2007 World Cup, spent nine seasons with Sale Sharks before heading to France.
He will move to Sixways in time for next season.
Warriors head coach Richard Hill said, "Dean will add more physical presence and power to our pack of forwards. We want to go for a big pack next season."
"Dean is a big man and a powerful man who is also quick and has superb skills.
"When he plays he stands out in the pack of forwards. He is all-action and brings his presence to the close quarters."