Yorkshire Carnegie have signed former Scottish international front rower Kevin Bryce on loan from Pro 14 side Edinburgh Rugby.

Bryce made his debut for Scotland as a hooker back in 2014 against Canada and made one outing at the World Cup the following year as a replacement in Scotland’s five-try win over USA at Elland Road.

He joined Edinburgh in 2016 from west coast rivals, Glasgow Warriors, along with his brother, Glenn. The move provided the opportunity for Bryce to switch positions from hooker to tighthead prop, where he made his club debut off the bench against Leinster in the third round of the 2016-17 Guinness PRO12.

The Scotland international, who is a product of Stirling County and Heriot’s, has previously played in England with London Irish in the Aviva Premiership back in 2013 on loan from Glasgow. He has been drafted into the Yorkshire Carnegie squad with Charlie Beech ruled out through illness this week leaving Carnegie short of front rowers ahead of Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship clash with Hartpury at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire Carnegie Head of Operations Chris Gibson said, “I would like to thank Richard Cockerill and his coaching staff up at Edinburgh for allowing Kevin to join us. He played for them last week against Stade Francais in the European Challenge Cup so comes to us in good shape and will be available for Sunday’s game.”