Newport Gwent Dragons have signed Exeter Chiefs prop Lloyd Fairbrother on a three-year deal.
The 22-year-old tight-head, who is Welsh qualified through his Blaenavon-born mother, will join the region in the summer.
Fairbrother has also played for Moseley, Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion.
"I am delighted that Lloyd has signed a contract with us," said Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones.
"He has shown great promise through learning his trade with Exeter.
"The key part with him is his development; I want to spend time continuing the good work that Exeter has done with him, making Lloyd the best that he can be.
"He has outstanding ability and I look forward watching him develop as a player in the Dragons squad."