Former Corpus Christi High School pupil, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, signed his first professional deal with hometown club Cardiff back in December 2021, initially juggling his rugby commitments with his school studies at Bristol’s Clifton College.
Born to Nigerian parents, Feyi-Waboso grew up as one of six siblings in Llandaff, and kicked off his club rugby journey with Rumney RFC, while also being heavily involved in athletics specialising in hurdles and high jump.
He also represented Cardiff Schools at Under 11s and Under 15s level before progressing further in the Cardiff Rugby pathway with the age grade sides and academy.
His talent was clear to see and at 18 years old, he made his first team debut for Cardiff against the Ospreys.
In February 2022, it was confirmed he would join the Wasps Senior Academy, combining his rugby with studying medicine at Aston University.
Wasps head coach Lee Blackett liked what he saw from the young back and gave him his senior debut in a Premiership Rugby Cup victory over Newcastle Falcons. He would feature again in the same competition against Leicester Tigers and was an unused replacement in a Gallagher Premiership clash against Northampton Saints.
When Wasps slipped into administration in October 2022, the Chiefs moved swiftly to secure the signature of the Welsh age-grade international.