Newly-promoted London Irish have announced that Scotland international prop Gordon Reid has signed for the club.
The 30-year-old loosehead joins from Glasgow Warriors where he made 109 appearances during which time he won the Pro12 title in the 2014/15 season.
Along with current Exile Greig Tonks, Reid has been named in Gregor Townsend’s Scotland squad for their summer tour. Scotland take on Italy in Singapore on 10 June, before tackling Australia in Sydney on 17 June and Fiji in Suva on 24 June.
Standing at 6ft 2” and tipping the scales at 18 stone, the Ayrshire-born front-rower was a prominent figure for Scotland in this year’s Six Nations.
“I had seven enjoyable seasons with Glasgow, but it’s now time for a new challenge in my career,” said Reid.
“London Irish provides me with that challenge and I’m really looking forward to getting started as we prepare for life in the Premiership.
“The Premiership is a world class competition and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”
Exiles’ Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy said: “In Gordon we have a very talented prop with considerable experience.
“He’s a winner with Glasgow and has underlined his burgeoning credentials on the international scene, so he will undoubtedly boost our options in the front-row.”