Wasps have confirmed that South Africa international Nizaam Carr will join the Aviva Premiership club on a short-term contract.
The decision follows after the club decided to bolster the back-row options with Alex Rieder and Ashley Johnson nursing injuries.
Wasps rugby director Dai Young expressed delight on the news and is confident that the 26-year-old will help the club in overcoming the setback.
"We are pleased to be able to bring a player with international experience like Nizaam into the squad to bolster our back row options.
"Having lost Alex Rieder to a dislocated shoulder and with Ashley Johnson no longer being a back-row option due to injuries at hooker, we have become pretty threadbare in that area.
"Nizaam has a strong reputation for his defence, athleticism and linking play and I'm sure he will prove himself a valuable addition to the squad even on a short-term basis. We look forward to welcoming him to the club."
Wasps are currently positioned ninth in the table with three wins from seven games.