The Ospreys have added to their front row options for next season, signing Moldovan international tight head Gheorghe Gajion.
The 25-year old is a physically imposing, powerful presence, both at the setpiece and around the field, and he will link up with his new team-mates at Llandarcy Academy of Sport for pre-season after impressing during a trial period with the Region in April.
Speaking about his move to the Ospreys, Gajion said: “It’s a huge honour for me to sign for the Ospreys, who are a very big club both in European and world rugby. I’ve worked hard to get to this point in my career and I hope I can make my country, my family and the Ospreys supporters proud. With my fellow countryman and friend Dmitri leaving I know I have big shoes to fill but I will give it 100 per cent.”
Capped 13 times by Moldova, Gajion has played for Russian Premier League side Bulava Taganrog, Italian club Rovigo where he gained European Challenge Cup experience and, latterly, in France with Trelissac.
Gajion is the sixth new signing for next season so far, with Wales stars Aled Davies, George North and Scott Williams already confirmed along with Namibian international, Lesley Klim, in addition to the Moldovan and Botha.