Cape Town - Lions and Springbok lock Marvin Orie is set for a stint with Welsh PRO14 side Ospreys.
The Lions announced on Monday that Orie will join Ospreys as a "medical joker" before returning in time for the team's Super Rugby preparations.
A medical joker is a common term in rugby for a player who joins a club as an injury replacement on a short-term basis.
Orie, 26, has played three Tests for the Springboks and narrowly missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
- Compiled by Herman Mostert
Lions lock @Marvin_Orie will join Ospreys as a medical joker in his pre-season prep for Vodacom Super Rugby. He will be back in the Lions Camp before the end of 2019.#LionsPride pic.twitter.com/AwMO1gFEb5— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) October 21, 2019