Josh Bayliss

Position: Back Row
Honours: England U20s, Scotland
Date of birth: 17 September 1997
Birthplace: Tiverton, England
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 106kg (16st 10lb)
Minutes played1048
Try assists0
Metres gained556
Turnovers won0
Turnovers conceded0
Lineouts Won0
Drop goals0
Yellow cards2
Red cards0

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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.

Bayliss grateful of Bath support following Scotland debut

30 November 2021

He promised and he delivered... Josh Bayliss featured on Geoff Twentyman's BBC Radio Bristol show The Scrum after making his international debut for Scotland. Read more 

Bath Rugby Unseen | Episode 14: Returning Internationals

25 November 2021

In episode 14 of Bath Rugby Unseen, powered by Dyson, Josh Bayliss and Will Stuart relay their experience with their countries and what it is like coming back into the Bath Rugby environment. Read more 

Five involved in Autumn Nations Cup

20 October 2021

Five Bath Rugby players will compete for honours in the Autumn Nations Series. Read more 

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