The Waratahs have completed the signing of ex-Leinster lock Cam Jowitt for the 2010 Super 14 series.
The New Zealander completed four seasons with the Heineken Cup champions before returning to his homeland earlier this year.
The versatile 26-year-old will be used primarily in the second row but can also play flanker if necessary.
The Waratahs will welcome Jowitt to Sydney, as they go in search of their first Super 14 title after finishing in fifth place last season.
"We're a lot more comfortable with our forwards now that we've been able to secure Cam Jowitt for 2010," said Waratahs head coach Chris Hickey.
"His addition will further strengthen our forward pack next season.
"We feel we're in a stronger situation to 2009 and we're confident the increased second row depth will further improve our tight five."