Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Italy A prop Dario Chistolini for next season.
The 22-year-old tight head, who was born in South Africa, has agreed to move to Kingsholm from Italian side Petrarca.
"I can't wait to move to England, to get to know my new team-mates and start my preparations for next season," Chistolini said.
"I've done my homework and know a lot about the club and its traditions. Gloucester are one of the top clubs in England, play at a superb stadium and enjoy fantastic support."
Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath added: "Dario is the first new addition to the squad for next season although he won't be the last. We've done our due diligence and we know that he's a young, up and coming tight head prop with a lot of upside."