Leicester Tigers can confirm the signing of Mike Brown on a short-term contract.
The outside-back joins Tigers after previously representing Harlequins, where he won two Premiership titles, and Newcastle Falcons.
Brown has made 72 Test appearances for England and featured in three Six Nations winning campaigns for the national side.
Speaking about the addition of Brown, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Richard Wigglesworth said: “Mike is an experienced Premiership player, who has represented his country and won trophies at club and Test level.
“His experience and his knowledge is vital during this Six Nations period where we have a number of players away.
“Mike is hungry to prove himself out on the pitch and impressed us with not only what he’s saying and doing off the pitch, but his efforts on the field and willingness to help those guys around him.
“Above all, Mike is a competitor and wants to be successful. We want those attributes in our players and he offers that.”
Discussing the move to Leicester Tigers, Brown said: “To join a club like this with all of its history and players who have been here before, it is amazing.”
“When Leicester Tigers offer you the chance to go into the environment, it is a hard one to turn down.”
Brown joins after a trial period at the club, about which he added: “To get the chance to come into the environment has been great so far and a really positive experience for me.”
“It has just had a great impression on me, led by enthusiastic coaches – one of which in Wiggy I have played a lot of rugby with – and then equally, all of the players have welcomed me in.
“I have felt sharp and it has been really good out on the field with this group of Tigers players.”
Brown recently featured for The Barbarians and, looking ahead to a potential return to professional rugby, said: “I still believe I have a part to play in the game. I didn’t believe it was my time to stop because I felt good and I still feel good.”
“I have been staying fit, wanting to be ready and not just hanging on to hope but being best prepared if it did.”
Brown joins the club effective immediately.