Wasps sign Sebastian de Chaves

Date: 15 Sep 2021

 

Wasps are delighted to announce the signing of Sebastian de Chaves, who will join the Club on a short-term deal from Major League Rugby side Austin Gilgronis.

The 30-year-old lock has five seasons of Premiership experience with Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Newcastle Falcons.

The 6ft 6in South African started out with the Golden Lions, before moving to France to play with Mont de Marsan in the Top 14 in 2012.

The 120kg forward represented South Africa Under 20s in the 2010 Junior World Championship, but he is also qualified to play for England and Portugal.

De Chaves will provide cover in the second row whilst Joe Launchbury, James Gaskell and Theo Vukasinovic recover from their respective injuries.

Wasps Men’s Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “We are delighted to add Seb to our group. He will provide vital cover for us in the second row, while we are without Joe, Jammer and Theo.

“Seb is an experienced lock, who has played over 50 games in the Premiership. He will bring a lot to our lineout, and we are excited to start working with him.”

De Chaves added: “I am delighted to get the opportunity to come back and play in the Gallagher Premiership.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Major League Rugby, but this was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.

“Wasps play an exciting brand of rugby and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”

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