Rugby Football Union or RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie have continued rebuilding their side ahead of the new season and beyond it having completed the signing of highly rated Scottish fly half Harry Leonard from Edinburgh Rugby.
Leonard, who is a former Under-20 international captain for the Scotland team, has been a regular in the first team of Edinburgh Rugby since he was 19 years old and has been a key player for the team in both the Pro 12 as well as the Heineken Cup, where he starred for the team during their win against Munster this season.
However, Leonard was eager to be the central part of the team and as a result; he has grabbed the opportunity to move to England with both hands.
The 21 year old has penned a two year deal with Leeds Carnegie, with the RFU Championship aspirants still in within a shout of securing promotion to the top flight and he would be hoping by the time he joins the club, they will be playing in the Aviva Premiership.
Leonard stated that the move to Leeds will give him a great opportunity to get a lot more time as a consistent first team player.
He also hailed the infrastructure in place at the club, adding that the desire and ambition of the club going forward has impressed him and he is looking forward to being a part of a successful Leeds Carnegie side for years to come.
He also stated that hopefully the team will get back into the top flight this season, but even if that doesn’t work out, then he hopes he will be able to get the team back to the top of the English game, where he feels the club belongs and should play regularly in as well.