Leinster have signed tight-head prop Ben Prescott from English club Nottingham until the end of the season.
The 32-year-old Irish qualified front-rower, who weighs 115kg and stands at 1.83m, was born in Libya, and was named on the National Division 1 Team of Year last season.
Leinster Manager Guy Easterby commented: “We are pleased to complete a deal for Ben and he will add further competition to the pack, especially in light of the unfortunate long-term injury to Stan Wright.
"Ben trained with the squad this week and we are confident that his experience and ability will be a welcome addition to the panel for the remainder of the season.”
Prescott has previously professional rugby for played for Glasgow and Rotherham.