Getting to know: Josh Bayliss

Getting to know: Josh Bayliss

Gregor Townsend has added uncapped backrower Josh Bayliss to the Scotland squad and here is everything you need to know about the newest face in camp.

The 23-year-old, who qualifies to play for Scotland through his Aberdeen-born grandmother, has featured for Bath in every game of the 2020/21 season so far.

A product of the Bath Academy, Bayliss made his first team debut against Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2016. He made further appearances that season against Scarlets and Gloucester.

He continued his progression at Bath in January 2018, playing against Newcastle Falcons, Ospreys and Exeter in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The backrower, who can also operate in the second-row, was named the Bath Academy Player of the Year, before signing his first senior contract and moving to the first team in June 2018.

Bayliss, who is a former pupil at Millfield School, has 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 helped guide England U20 to a Six Nations Grand Slam and a place in the final of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship.

To date he has played 60 times for Bath, including nine appearances in the European Champions Cup.

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