SOUTH AFRICA U20
Sebastian de Chaves joined Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2019 from London Irish. Born in Johannesburg and playing his first professional rugby with the Golden Lions, De Chaves spent a season with French side Mont de Marsan. Moving on to join Leicester Tigers, where he played for three years, De Chaves then headed for London Irish, earning their Players' Player of the Season award in his first season. Becoming a Premiership regular with the Exiles in 2017-18, De Chaves earned a second Championship title with London Irish in 2018-19 before making the move to Tyneside.