Yorkshire Carnegie have claimed their first Championship Player of the Month win through the talented flanker Josh Bainbridge.

Nominated for his performance throughout October, Bainbridge came top of the pile with votes cast by supporters and a panel of Championship media.

The England U20 flanker became the first Carnegie player in over a decade to score five tries during the club's away fixture against Bristol Rugby, following two tries the previous week against local rivals Doncaster Knights.

Despite the narrow 47-42 loss at Ashton Gate, the 19-year-old's outstanding contribution has earned him the title of October's Player of the Month

"This is a massive honour” said Bainbridge.

"I would like to thank the Yorkshire Carnegie fans for voting for me. October was a good month for me and the team and hopefully we can build on this in the months ahead.”

Josh progressed through Yorkshire Carnegie's Academy programme before going on to make his senior debut against Doncaster in September 2014. He has since appeared in 23 games for Carnegie, scoring eleven tries in the process. He featured in England's Junior World Cup campaign in Italy alongside club teammates Paul Hill and Jack Walker.

October nominees:
Josh Bainbridge (Yorkshire Carnegie, winner)
Olly Robinson (Bristol Rugby)
Paul Grant (Nottingham Rugby)
Glyn Hughes (Moseley)

Previous winners:
Latu Makaafi (Doncaster Knights)