The Ospreys have confirmed the signing of ex-New Zealand and Wellington Hurricanes number eight Filo Tiatia.
The 34-year-old, who has been playing for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz for the past four years, has arrived on a two-year deal at the west Wales region.
Tiatia, who stands at 6ft 5in and weighs 120kg, won two All Black caps in 2000, against Tonga and Italy.
"Filo has a fearsome reputation and is a renowned big tackler," said Ospreys manager Derwyn Jones.
I have spent the last four years playing and training hard in Japan and I feel fit and raring to go
"He will bring a huge physical edge to our game that we have at times lacked somewhat with the injuries to Ryan Jones and Andy Lloyd."
Wellington-born Tiata said: "I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the UK.
"I have spent the last four years playing and training hard in Japan and I feel fit and raring to go.
"I have recently spent some time with the Ospreys and I am looking forward to making a big contribution next season."