Young star Josh Bainbridge is in good company after becoming only the third player in the club’s history to score five tries in a game during Sunday’s high scoring defeat at Bristol.

The first player to score five tries in a game was former Assistant Coach Simon Middleton, who crossed for five at Morley on Valentines Day 1998 in National Division One as Phil Davies side were on their way to promotion to the second tier of English rugby for the first time. 

The other five try haul came in the Tetley's Bitter Cup later that year but in the 1998-99 season when Australian Rugby League star Wendell Sailor announced his arrival on the Rugby Union world with five tries at Rugby Lions in a 68-7 victory on 15th November 1998. 

The last player to score four tries in a game was Jonah Holmes last season against Aberavon at Hull Ionians whilst the last hat trick by a Carnegie player was from Ryan Burrows last year in the 40-15 defeat at Rotherham.