Josh Bayliss

Position: Back Row
Honours: England U20s, Scotland
Date of birth: 18 September 1997
Birthplace: Tiverton, England
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 106kg (16st 10lb)

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Since debuting for Bath Rugby, Josh Bayliss has been a standout, not only on the pitch but off it too.

A homegrown Academy graduate, he possesses a great amount of pride and passion for the city and the community, and puts everything into wearing the Blue, Black and White of Bath for that reason.

An exciting back rower with a capability of playing at blindside flanker, openside flanker or Number 8, Bayliss’ performances since breaking in the Senior Squad caught the eye of Scotland for whom he qualifies via his Aberdeen-born grandmother.

He debuted for the Scots in the 2021 Autumn Nations Cup against Australia, earning a crucial turnover towards the end to earn Scotland victory. He made his first start for his country a week later and earned rave reviews for his display against Japan.

Previous to that, Bayliss represented England at Under-20 level and helped the side win a Six Nations Grand Slam as well as reach the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship final.

A burst of pace, pure strength and power mixed with a fantastically humble personality, Bayliss continues to be an incredible individual for Bath Rugby and a role model for those coming through the pathway.

International Watch: Stuart, Lawrence, Russell and Bayliss all on Summer Nations duty

10 August 2023

Steve Borthwick and Gregor Townsend name Bath Rugby duos for their Summer Nations fixtures this weekend. Read more 

International watch: Josh Bayliss scores for Scotland in victory over Italy

31 July 2023

Scottish trio Josh Bayliss, Cameron Redpath and Eddie Erskine were involved in international rugby over the weekend, all coming away with victories for their nation. Read more 

International watch: Bath duo shine for U20’s as McConnochie and Bayliss get Scotland call-up

11 July 2023

Bath duo Sam Harris and Louie Hennessey were both in action over the weekend as the World Rugby U20s Championship hit the semi-final stage. Read more 

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