Yorkshire based RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie have snapped up the services of Ben Harris, a former prop for Rotherham on a short term until the end of the year to bolster their squad as the side looks to prepare itself ahead of another season in the second tier of English professional rugby. Harris, who originally hails from Huddersfield, weighs a massive 125kgs and is a tall figure with a 6ft 4in frame and he can play on either side of the scrum.
And his signing by The Carnegie will unite Harris with Dave Baldwin, the forwards coach of the club, who he played for during his stint with the England Counties side. According to Chris Gibson, the Director of Rugby of Leeds Carnegie, Ben is still a youngster considering that he is just 23 years of age, which is a very raw age for a prop forward but he has already shown glimpses of the great potential that he has during his time with Rotherham and he hopes he brings very much the same thing on the table for Leeds as well.
He went on to add that with the absence of Mo Mustafa, who has been ruled out for the start of the season, it was probably a wise choice to go out and get an able replacement to cover for him during his absence. Talking about the short term nature of the deal, Gibson stated that it worked great for them with the likes of Mustafa as well as Sam Lockwood and admitted that he hopes Harris will go all out and prove himself to the fans and management to offer him a new contract at the club.
Gibson also confirmed that Leeds Carnegie have released scrum half Brad Field, who was signed just a few months back.