Giant back Matt Banahan will join Gloucester from West Country rivals Bath at the end of the season.
The 6ft 7in 31-year-old, who can play across the backline, made his debut for Bath in 2006.
He earned 16 caps for England, and played in the 2011 World Cup.
“Matt’s had a wonderful career at Bath and will bring a huge amount of quality and experience to the young, exciting squad we’re building,” said Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys.
“His versatility and ability to play in a number of positions across the backline adds real depth to our squad.
“I know how tough a decision it was for Matt to leave Bath but we’re all looking forward to seeing him playing in Cherry and White next season.”
Bath wanted Banahan, their longest-serving player, to stay and had offered him a new contract.
However, boss Todd Blackadder admitted in November: “There are a lot of clubs with a lot more money than we can offer.”