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Yorkshire Carnegie secure young star on new deal

Josh Bainbridge

Yorkshire Carnegie has signed leading try scorer Josh Bainbridge for a new one year contract with the club. The 19-year-old had a breakthrough season for Yorkshire Carnegie in 2014-15 earning a place in the England Under-20s squad for the Junior World Cup.

This season he has been the club's leading try scorer, with 16 tries in 13 games so far, including five tries in one game at Bristol earlier in the season.

He is currently sidelined through an injury suffered whilst on England U20 duty but hopes to return to action for the play offs with Yorkshire Carnegie.

He was out of contract at the end of the season and there had been speculation linking him with Premiership clubs. However he has agreed a new one year contract with the club.

I am delighted to be staying at the club. I know there has been speculation in the media about what was happening but I spoke to Director of Rugby Chris Gibson and Academy Director Andy Rock and expressed my wish to stay at the club. I have come through the academy, made my way into the first team and now delighted to be staying on for at least another year.

– Josh Bainbridge