Nathan McBeth has linked up with the Scotland U20 side and could represent them at the World Rugby U20 Championship.
The 19-year-old SA Schools loosehead prop qualifies to play for Scotland through his paternal family.
McBeth (109kg) is a product of Hoërskool Monument, which also produced Springboks Jaques Fourie and Jaco Taute. He represented the Golden Lions at the U18 Craven Week.
McBeth will return to South Africa after the U20 Championship to honour his three-year contract with the Golden Lions, and will keep his options open with regards to his international eligibility.