South African lock Sebastian de Chaves has signed for Leicester Tigers for next season from Top 14 strugglers Mont-de-Marsan.
According to the Leicester Mercury, De Chaves is set to join the Tigers as a replacement for fellow South African lock Rob Andrew, as opposed to England second row Geoff Parling who is out of contract at the end of this season.
The 22-year old moved to France at the beginning of the last season and has been in impressive form despite his side's dismal run in the Top 14, that sees them ten points adrift at the bottom of the table.
The 6ft 6in lock made the announcement via his Twitter account on Sunday and is eligible to play for South Africa, England and Portugal.
De Chaves played for South Africa during the U20 World Championship back in 2010 and has signed a two-year deal with Leicester.