Harlequins have swooped for former Springbok wing Travis Ismail following long-term injury to star winger Nathan Earle last season.
The 27-year-old won his one and only Test cap for South Africa last year, scoring against Wales in Washington.
The Blue Bulls winger made his Super Rugby debut against the Sharks in 2015 and has gone on to make 39 appearances, scoring ten tries.
Ismail will provide important squad depth for Harlequins. With Earle set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines and the retirement of Scottish international Tim Visser, experienced wing stocks are at a premium, with the pairing of Gabriel Ibitoye and Cadan Murley still just 21 and 19 respectively.
"He is fast and is a big man who enjoys running hard."
- Gustard on Ismail
Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard commented: "I have been enquiring about Travis for a couple of months now since we lost Nathan to a nasty injury against Saints last season. I was over on holiday in South Africa in the summer with my family and I took the opportunity over a couple of days to meet his agent, speak to Travis and meet some players who knew him and all the feedback I received was that he is such an impressive individual with huge coachability and some real X Factor.
"To be capped in such a competitive position in South Africa allied to boasting a very impressive try scoring record in Super Rugby of almost 1 in 2 is great news for the Club. What isn't great news for me was I had to buy my wife a new handbag to compensate for lost holiday time!
"I have no doubt he will be a huge presence on the pitch for us with his excellent aerial skills. He is fast and is a big man who enjoys running hard."
Ismaiel added: "I am very excited to be joining a club like Quins with such a rich rugby history.
"There is a clear excitement when speaking to Gussy with regards to the culture they have at the Club and what they are looking to achieve over the next couple of seasons."