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Monday Jul 2, 2018

Wasps sign 125kg Georgian beast who is sure to become a fan favourite

Wasps sign 125kg Georgian beast who is sure to become a fan favourite

Wasps have secured the services of hard-running Georgian front rower Zurabi Zhvania, who will join the club ahead of the 2018/19 season. As seen in the video below, the former Stade Francais man brings plenty of skill and speed to the table, as well as power up front.

Moving from Georgian club rugby to Stade Francais at the age of just 19-years-old, the now 26-year-old played six seasons in Paris, making over 100 senior appearances for the Top 14 outfit.

The 125kg loosehead prop made his Test debut in 2013 and has since won 34 caps for his country, scoring ten tries and forming a part of the formidable Georgian pack. 

He will become just the fifth Georgian to appear in the Premiership.

“I’m hugely excited to be joining Wasps and playing in the English Premiership over the next few seasons,” he said as the news broke. “I have big ambitions in the game and I believe I can achieve these with Wasps both at Premiership and European level.

“They play a very attractive style of rugby which I believe suits my game and will bring out the best in me. It’s great to have former International prop as director of rugby and this can only be of benefit to my development.

“My family and I are very much looking forward to moving to the UK and I can’t wait to get started.”

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said they are looking forward to the Georgian’s arrival.

“We have been tracking Zura for a couple of seasons and are really pleased to finally get him on board. He is an experienced player despite still being in his mid-20’s, who I expect to bring plenty to our front row.

“The timing of this is also good, since both Matt Mullan and Simon McIntyre are currently recuperating from long-term injuries. We look forward to his arrival in Coventry and to working with him in the months ahead.”

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