Moldovan prop Dimitri Arhip to sign for Ospreys
The Ospreys have signed Moldovan prop Dimitri Arhip until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 16/10/12 4:15pm
Arhip played for Dinamo Bucharest before moving to Russia to play for Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk.
He can play in all three front-row positions and will arrive early next month after finishing the Russian season.
The Ospreys' rugby operations manager Andy Lloyd said: "Dimitri will be with us at the start of November and his arrival will be quite timely as we are likely to lose a number of front row players to international duty.
"When that is the case, it's important to ensure we have the strength of depth that will allow us to remain competitive as a group regardless of international commitments, and with the size of our contribution to the Welsh squad we felt that it was appropriate to bring Dimitri in.
"His versatility will be a huge asset as he will cover three positions, giving the coaches extra options. He is an immensely strong, powerful player, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the region."