Sebastian de Chaves: Wasps signal South African second-row ahead on short-term deal

Sebastian de Chaves has five seasons of Premiership experience with Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Newcastle Falcons
Sebastian de Chaves has 5 seasons of Premiership expertise with Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Newcastle Falcons

Wasps have introduced in lock Sebastian de Chaves on a short-term deal two days earlier than the Premiership season begins.

The 30-year-old 6ft 6in South African has moved from American Main League Rugby aspect Austin Gilgronis to offer cowl for injured trio Joe Launchbury, James Gaskell and Theo Vukasinovic.

“Seb will carry lots to our line-out,” stated Wasps head coach Lee Blackett.

“I totally loved my time in Main League however this was a possibility I could not flip down,” stated de Chaves.

“Wasps play an thrilling model of rugby and I am trying ahead to being part of that.”

De Chaves started his profession in South Africa with the Golden Lions, earlier than transferring to France to play with Mont de Marsan within the Prime 14 in 2012.

He represented South Africa Underneath-20s within the 2010 Junior World Championship, however he’s additionally certified to play for England and Portugal.

Wasps are the workforce with no sport on the opening weekend of the brand new 13-team Premiership season. Their first fixture isn’t till 25 September, at house to final season’s desk toppers Bristol Bears.

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