Pertemps Bees have signed Pacific Islanders and Cook Islands flanker Tu Tamarua from National League One rivals Rotherham.
The experienced 31-year-old is Bees' fourth close season signing following centre Adam Billig (Bristol), prop Adrian Olver (Coventry) and flanker Cae Trayhern (Pontypool).
Tamarua played for Australia Schools and was a member of Australia's sevens squad in 2000 while he was with Queensland Reds.
In 2001 he came to England and joined NEC Harlequins although his stint was cut short by a shoulder injury. He played for Swansea the following season and for New Zealand province Northland in 2003.
Tamarua started last season with Henley in National League One but moved on to Rotherham in January.
Phil Maynard, Bees' director of rugby, said: "Tu has been an effective back-row player at the top level in four different countries.
"He was one of the best opensides we played against last season but he also has the ability to play in any position in the back row which increases my options in selection. He's an aggressive, overthe-ball kind of player who will bring experience and New Zealand-style attitude to our squad."
The recruitment of Tamarua and Trayhern will help to fill the gaps created in Bees' back-row by the release of specialist opensides, Nathan Carter and Tom Jordan.
Meanwhile, Worcester yesterday confirmed the signing of Tongan international flanker Jonny Tuamoheloa from Newbury on a one-year deal.
The 26-year-old open-side, who played for New Zealand province North Harbour before moving to England last season, becomes the Warriors' tenth summer signing.
Worcester's director of rugby John Brain said: "We have monitored Jonny's progress last season for both Newbury and Tonga and feel that he has the desire and quality to acquit himself well at Premiership level. I know that he is looking forward to the challenge."
Worcester made a successful Premiership debut last season, avoiding relegation as Harlequins took the drop.
Coach Andy Keast has left the club but Tuamoheloa joins after helping Newbury win promotion to National League One last year. England scrum-half Andy Gomarsall and former Australia A fly-half Shane Drahm agreed moves late last season.