Josh Bayliss rugby player
Josh Bayliss rugby player

Josh Bayliss

17th Sep 1997 1.90m/106kg Openside Flanker

A former pupil at Millfield School, Bayliss helped guide England U20 to a Six Nations Grand Slam and a place in the final of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship alongside Club teammate Zach Mercer.

Josh also represented England Saxons U16 and England U17. He scored a try on his second appearance for England U18 in the 33-8 win over South Africa A on tour.

He graduated from the Bath Rugby Junior Academy to become a member of the senior academy for 2016/17. He has been selected in England U20 squad for the 2017 campaign

It was also a breakthrough year for Bath, where he made his first-team debut against Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2016. He made further appearances against Scarlets and Gloucester underlining his undoubted potential.

His powerful presence at the base of the scrum and relentless work-rate around the field combine to make him a very exciting prospect.

2017-18 proved to be another hugely successful season for the young flanker. After captaining the Bath United side and featuring in the First Team's Anglo-Welsh campaign in 2017-18, Bayliss was awarded Academy Player of the Year, before signing his first senior contract and moving to the first team in June 2018.

Bayliss has since become a regular in the first team squad, and was nominated for the Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player of the Season award in the 2018/19 season.

By the end of the 2018/19 season, he had accumulated 14 caps for Bath, including two Champions Cup caps. As of April 2021, his total number of caps had swelled to 64.





Career

bath Bath Rugby
Openside Flanker
2016 - present
scotland Scotland
Blindside Flanker
2021 - present
england England U20's
Openside Flanker
2017 - 2017