Back row, Richard Mayhew, who signed for the club in April from Aviva Premiership club Newcastle Falcons, says he is enjoying life at Yorkshire Carnegie as the team continue their preparations for the new season.

Speaking at the team’s recent training camp in St Andrews, Mayhew said he is looking forward to the start of the new Greene King IPA Championship campaign which kicks off with an away trip to Ealing Trailfinders on 3rd September.

“I’m settling in well to life at Yorkshire Carnegie,” Mayhew said “Leeds seems like a really nice city and my family and I are enjoying it and the weather has even been ok for the UK. 

“I am looking forward to the new season and helping the team with their push for promotion to the Premiership.  I think the team set up is in place for us to do that so I am keen to help them in that drive to the Premiership.”

Mayhew is joined at the club by his younger brother, Mike, who he also played alongside at Newcastle Falcons and he says he is pleased to get the chance to play alongside him once again.

“I am looking forward to being reunited with my brother, I have played most of my professional career alongside him so I can’t seem to get rid of him!” he joked.  “It’s good though to have him here and I am enjoying it and hopefully we can play a few games together and push each other to do well.

“I try to be a robust and physical player when I can and try to get stuck in and carry the ball around and just work as hard as I can for the team in whatever position I have to play.”