Josh Bayliss

Position: Back Row
Date of birth: 17 September 1997
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 106kg (16st 10lb)

Bayliss is one of the most exciting back rowers in the country. 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. 

It was also a breakthrough year for Club, 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.

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.

Six changes to the side for trip to Wasps

1 November 2019

Bath Rugby have made six changes the starting line-up, with Charlie Ewels captaining the side against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 15:00). Read more 

Mercer and Bayliss aim for Grand Slam with U20s

15 March 2017

Zach Mercer and Josh Bayliss have both been named in the England Under 20 squad who will aim to complete a Six Nations Grand Slam in Ireland on Friday, kick-off 18:00. Read more 

BMT Academy Player of the Month award goes to Bayliss

3 November 2016

19-year-old back row Josh Bayliss has been named as the BMT Academy Player of the Month. An exciting young talent, Josh joined the Bath Rugby Academy in the summer. As well as running out for Bath United, he has been getting extra game time at Clifton Rugby Club and attended the recent England U20s training camp. Read more 

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