Leicester Tigers have signed hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie on a short-term contract ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The 30-year-old joins Tigers from Championship club Cornish Pirates, where he has made more than 60 appearances since in two stints in the South West.
A product of the Exeter Chiefs Academy, Cowan-Dickie has represented Cornwall, England U19s Academies and England Counties, as well as spending time with National League sides Redruth and Plymouth Albion.
Speaking about the addition of Cowan-Dickie, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick said: "Tom is a tough, hard-working and experienced rugby player, who we are pleased to welcome to Leicester Tigers.
"With Julián Montoya away on international duty and Charlie Clare suffering a knock, which will keep him out for a few weeks, Tom adds important depth to our ranks at hooker."
The older brother of England international Luke, Cowan-Dickie joins Tigers effective immediately ahead of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season.