Prop Horatiu Pungea and wing Mike Poole join Scarlets
Last updated on .From the section Rugby Union
Scarlets have confirmed the signings of Romanian international prop Horatiu Pungea and former Dragons winger Mike Poole.
The 27-year-old Pungea has been a key member of the Romanian team since making his debut in November 2012.
Pungea has been added to the squad after Deacon Manu suffered a fractured arm which will sideline him for three months.
Poole has signed on a dual contract with the Scarlets and Wales Sevens.
Poole, who has signed a one-year deal with the Scarlets, was released by the Dragons in May when his contract expired.
His time at Rodney Parade was disrupted by a series of injuries including a broken left ankle sustained in January.
The 27-year-old was the Principality Premiership top try scorer with 19 tries for Newport during the 2008/09 season and has also played for Pontypool.
"Horatiu is a big player and comes to us in great shape," Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby said.
"He will add depth to our squad in a key position but will also in training will help further the development of our younger props Samson Lee and Rhodri Jones."