Louis Schreuder, the former Springbok scrum-half, will join Bath Rugby at the start of next season, strengthening the squad in a key position.
Tarquin McDonald, Chief Executive, said: “Louis brings extensive, high level experience in the southern hemisphere, at club and international level, and has proven his value in the Premiership during a successful spell with Newcastle Falcons.
“We are investing resources in the spine of the team, striving to ensure the squad includes at least two top quality players in the key positions.”
Schreuder, 31, emerged with the Stormers in Cape Town, thrived with - and captained - the Sharks in Durban and was selected in the Springbok match day 23 on no fewer than 19 occasions, winning a solitary cap against Wales in 2017.
Schreuder said: “There is a growing sense of excitement around Bath at the moment, and I look forward to making a full contribution in the next few years.”