Leicester Tigers are reported to have landed South African 6ft 6inch second row Marvin Orie from the Lions.
They have been in the hunt for some extra power in the pack ahead of next season and had been interested in Saracens lock Nick Isiekwe, but were priced out.
Ospreys announce Marvin Orie signing in a cool way ✍️ pic.twitter.com/gBUszUWjC9— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) October 23, 2019
The 26-year-old is a three-cap Springbok and according to The Rugby Paper caught the eye of Tigers’ scouts during an impressive loan spell at Pro14 side Ospreys earlier this season.
Leicester are also reported to be in the hunt for a big ball carrying number eight.