London Irish and former Saracens tighthead prop Petrus du Plessis has signed for Pro14 side Glasgow Warriors for the rest of the season.
The experienced tight-head prop played for Saracens 158 times between 2009 and 2017. During that spell he won the Champions Cup twice and the English Premiership three times.
Du Plessis will play his first game for the Warriors, if selected, against his former side Saracens, when the two sides clash at Scotstoun.
Speaking to Glasgow Warriors TV, Petrus du Plessis, said: “I’m very happy to be at Glasgow Warriors, this is a great club.
“It all happened very quickly - within three days I’m here, so I’m very excited to play in the Heineken Champions Cup and Guinness PRO14 this season.
“It’s exciting that my first game could be against my former club Saracens - you couldn’t write the script if you tried!
“I’ve heard the matchday experience at Scotstoun is fantastic, the crowd really gets behind the team, they’re vocal and they’re loud.
“Glasgow Warriors play a really expansive and physical game, which is great and I’ve only heard good things about the club from former players.”
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach, Dave Rennie added: “It’s great that we’ve been able to obtain someone of Petrus’ experience at such short notice.
“He has played rugby at the highest level, is a good man and a really solid set piece operator.
“With Zander (Fagerson) and Siua (Halanukonuka) injured he brings some much needed depth at tight-head.”