Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath has revealed two new signings for the 2015-16 season with the capture of Dean Schofield, 36, and Seb Stegmann, 25, from Aviva Premiership side London Welsh.

Redpath knows Schofield, who has signed a one year deal, well from their time together at Sale Sharks whilst Stegmann has built up an impressive reputation with nine tries in 42 Premiership appearances for Harlequins and Welsh.
 
As well as Sale, Schofield has previously played at Toulon and Worcester before joining the Exiles last summer following their promotion winning campaign.  Capped twice by England on their 2007 summer Tour of South Africa, the second rower was also part of the England Saxons squad for the 2009 Churchill Cup. He made 162 appearances for Sale Sharks between 2001 and 2010 and was part of their 2005-06 Premiership winning side and captained both Sale and Worcester during his time at those clubs. In 2005 he was also a European Challenge Cup winner with Sale in the final game of Bryan Redpath’s career.
 
Schofield is excited to be teaming up with Redpath again. He commented, “I played a lot of rugby with Bryan at Sale and I am looking forward to meeting up with him again. It has been a tough year with London Welsh and the Premiership have seen us on the ropes this year, I didn’t want to finish in that way and I am grateful for the chance to be part of some exciting at Yorkshire Carnegie. 
 
“I have been away for a good few years now after being at Sale for nine years. Having played at Toulon, Worcester and Welsh for the last five years it will be nice to get back up north. 
 
“The ambition at Yorkshire Carnegie is something that I have seen is turning heads in the Premiership amongst the players I have spoken to. The signals the team are putting out and how they are representing themselves has certainly captured people’s imagination. With that comes a level of expectation for next season but hopefully that is where my experience can help the team. I think it is going to be a great season and I am looking forward to being part of it,” added Schofield. 
 
Stegmann, who has agreed a two season contract with Yorkshire Carnegie, enjoyed a prolific 2013-14 season scoring 13 tries in 25 Championship appearances, including a crucial try in the second leg of their semi final win over Carnegie at the Kassam Stadium. 
 
Adept at playing on the wing or at centre, Stegmann came through the Academy at Harlequins and made his Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons in 2007. 
 
He represented England at U16, U18 and U20 levels, and won a Grand Slam with England U20s in 2008, scoring three tries. The same year he featured for England at the U20s IRB Junior World Championships in Wales.
 
Stegmann commented, “I am looking forward to joining up with Yorkshire Carnegie. The club is clearly very ambitious going forward into next year and, I know from personal experience playing against the boys last year in the Championship, that they are a really tough group. 
 
“It is a class set up and I am happy to be joining up next season. The whole organization has set out a clear vision to get back into the Premiership and from speaking with Bryan Redpath, I know there is a real emphasis on having a crack at promotion next season. Yorkshire are building a strong squad and I am looking forward to a really positive experience and doing everything I can to get back into the Premiership. I am excited about being in a new environment and having a different coaching experience with Bryan next year.”
 
Director of Rugby Chris Gibson said, “We are pleased to have attracted players of the quality of Seb and Dean. We saw how dangerous Seb was last season in the Championship and Dean has played his entire career in the top flight so brings a wealth of experience with him.”