London Irish have confirmed that Scotland international Allan Dell will join the club ahead of the next season.
The 26-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Currie Cup side Sharks in 2012 and switched to Scottish regional club Edinburgh two years later.
“We have a strong set of forwards at Hazelwood, but we know that we need to bring in players in key areas to strengthen the group,” said director of rugby Declan Kidney.
“Allan is a player who has experience at the highest level with Edinburgh, Scotland and the Lions, and will this will add value to our squad.”
Dell also enjoyed IRB Junior World Championship title victory in 2012 when he played for South Africa Under 20 side and made his Test debut with Scotland in November 2016.
He has overall featured in 17 Tests for the Dark Blues including the autumn international campaign last year and was called up to the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand in 2017 though did not feature in the three-game Test series against the All Blacks.