Yorkshire Carnegie have been boosted ahead of Sunday’s visit of Nottingham to Headingley Carnegie with the arrival of two loan signings to the club in Bath second row Tom Ellis and Bristol full back Auguy Slowik.

Slowik is expected to be drafted straight into the side to face Nottingham following a number of injuries in the back line last week at Doncaster whilst Ellis is a welcome addition to the pack following injuries to Nathan Hannay and Harry Casson. 

21-year-old Slowik is a product of the Bristol academy and he admits he is excited to get started with Yorkshire. He commented, "I am glad to be finally here as the move has been spoken about for a while. I really like the way that Carnegie play and I think that will suit my own style as well. There are a few familiar faces at the club from Bristol with Joe Joyce having also come on loan recently and Oli Hayes having played at Bristol last season, that has certainly helped me settle in nice and quick."

Ellis was a member of the England U18s in 2013 and the England U20 squad last year that won the U20s Junior World Cup Championship alongside a number of his new Yorkshire Carnegie team mates. Bath Head Coach Mike Ford commented, “Game time is hugely important, especially for young players. The loan move to Carnegie will be really beneficial for Tom, and we’re excited to see how he develops there.”

Yorkshire Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Gibson added, "I would like to thank Bath and Bristol for their help in securing both of these young players on loan. We saw last year when David Sisi joined us from Bath that moves like this are beneficial for the player and both clubs and I am sure Auguy and Tom will both enjoy their time with us. It was important that we looked to strengthen the squad and I am glad we have been able to bring both lads in."