LEEDS SNAP UP STEPHENSON

Leeds Carnegie have made their first major signing of the summer, capturing Bath winger Michael Stephenson.

The 29-year-old, who has won three England caps, has signed a two-year deal and arrives at Headingley after making 93 appearances for Bath.

“I think my time had come here (at Bath), I wanted to play a bit more rugby, so went to look at other options,” he told BBC Radio Leeds. I was impressed with Leeds, they have big plans for the future.”