England U20 scrum half Max Green has signed a new two year contract with Yorkshire Carnegie.
Ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship semi final first leg this Sunday against Doncaster Knights, Bryan Redpath’s side have been given a boost by securing one of the most exciting young players in English rugby.
Green, who is studying at Leeds Beckett University, was recently named Student Player of the Year at the RFU Student Awards and became an established player in the England U20 team during the Six Nations. The 20-year-old only made his first team debut this season but has already become an integral part of Redpath’s squad.
Commenting on his new deal, Green said, “It is a massive deal for me to move to the next level of my career with Yorkshire Carnegie. I am at a great club and having the players alongside me that I have grown up with like Josh Bainbridge, Lewis Boyce and Sam Allan next season was a big motivation to commit to the club. Having a great mentor like Bryan Redpath for me as a scrum half was also an important factor and one of the reason I agreed a two year deal.
“2016 has been a massive year so far and the progression I have made so far has come as a surprise. I just want to keep on improving, we have hopefully got a big month ahead of us now and we all want to achieve something special,” added Green.
Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath added, “This season Max has gone from strength to strength and long may that continue. He was in great form with the England U20s and I think that has opened his eyes to the opportunities that are there for him. He has developed well through the student pathway at Leeds Beckett University and they deserve a lot of credit for how they have helped him in his professional rugby career.
“He will come into the first team squad next season and needs to be pushing for selection every weekend. It is really healthy for us as a club that we have these young players being rewarded for their efforts and Max is just one of a number of players who have progressed through the Academy this season. These guys are the future of our club and we want to keep these players here for a long, long time. We need to create an environment through playing and coaching that these players want to stay in and we don’t want to see them playing with other Premiership clubs in the years ahead but here in the right environment so we can enjoy the success together.”