Coventry Bears have announced the signing of Greek International prop Stefanos Bastas from the French Elite League.
Bastas has recently come off a season in France playing for Elite One club St Gaudens Ours. He also played for Villaghailhenc-Aragon.
He also has previous experience in League One with Doncaster and Hemel.
Owner Alan Robinson said:“I am delighted to bring Stefanos to the club, he is a player I have been aware of for a while and we have come across before.
“I have also been aware of the work of George Stilianos and the Greek Federation over the past few years and Stefanos has been a great player and ambassador for Greece which is something that added to his character that could not be ignored.”
“Stefanos has featured in League One for a number of years at clubs such as Doncaster and Hemel and he has improved himself immensely in that time.”