NEC Harlequins have signed hooker Marco Caputo on a short-term contract.
The 31 year-old won five caps for Australia between June 1996 and July 1997, making a try scoring debut against Wales on 9th June 1996 in Brisbane. He was also part of the Montferrand squad that competed in last seasons Heineken Cup.
With Keith Wood away on international duty during the early part of the new Zurich Premiership season, James Hayter (foot) and Tani Fuga (hand) still recovering from injury, Quins were in need of some cover in the hooker position.
Caputo will be available for selection for Quins opening game of the Zurich Premiership season at home to Gloucester on Saturday 31st August 2002, kick-off 3.00pm at the Stoop.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.