Premiership new boys Harlequins have signed Andy Gomarsall until the end of the season.
The World Cup winner, who has been without a club since leaving Worcester earlier this year, is set to join the struggling Quins who have lost their opening three games of the campaign.
Director of Rugby Dean Richards was optimistic that their new signing would bring valuable experience to the side.
"Andy is a very experienced player in a key position within the team," he said.
"He will have a big part to play in our Premiership campaign and will further enhance the competition of places within the squad."
The 32-year-old scrum-half scored two tries during England's pool victory over Uruguay during the 2003 World Cup campaign, although he did not feature in the final against Australia.
His last Test match appearance came almost two years ago when Australia visited Twickenham.
Gomarsall will join Quins next week and he could make his debut against EDF Energy Cup opponents Llanelli Scarlets next Sunday.
Quins will be looking to improve on their disappointing start to the season with a win against Leicester on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 2.