Namibian backrow Tinus Du Plessis joined London Wasps in December 2011, on a deal taking him through to the end of the season.
Du Plessis joined Wasps following an impressive World Cup campaign where he featured in all four games for his country, winning the Man of the Match award in the game against Wales.
The back-row also made three appearances for Namibia in the 2007 World Cup going on to represent his country at the Africa Cup in 2008 and 2009 and play a key role in qualification for the 2011 World Cup. He also won an IRB Nations Cup medal in 2010.
The dynamic 27-year-old can play in all three backrow positions and has experience of English rugby after a stint with Rotherham, where he was awarded the club's player of the year in 2009.