The Ospreys have signed former All Black Campbell Johnstone until the end of the season.
The team says the move provides "much needed cover for existing tight-heads Aaron Jarvis, Adam Jones and Joe Rees who are all ruled out with injury. "
The 32-year-old from Waipukurau will start at the club in time for back-to-back Heineken Cup clashes.
Johnstone's arrival comes just days after the return of Cai Griffiths on loan from London Irish.
– Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the region
The arrival of Campbell and Cai gives us some much needed options at tight-head given the injuries we've suffered and the ongoing commitments we have to the national set-up at senior and age-grade level.