Yorkshire Carnegie have signed winger Tom Arscott, 29, for the remainder of the 2016-17 Greene King IPA Championship season.
He joined up with his new team mates this week and is set to feature this Friday in the clash with Jersey Reds over in the Channel Islands.
Arscott left Sale Sharks last month having previously played at London Welsh, Bristol and Plymouth Albion. Commenting on signing for Yorkshire Carnegie Arscott said, “I really pleased to have joined up with Yorkshire Carnegie and I am looking forward to getting started against Jersey on Friday. It has been a tough few weeks but I am looking forward to letting my rugby do the talking for the remainder of the season. I have been made to feel really welcome by the Yorkshire lads and it has certainly helped that I knew quite a few of them from previous clubs. The Greene King IPA Championship is a tough division and it has got stronger in recent years since I last played in it. The lads were disappointed with the defeat against Cornish Pirates last weekend but the talk is all about getting things back on track and challenging London Irish all the way until the end of the season.”
He made 53 Premiership appearances for the Sharks after joining them in 2013 from London Welsh. He played in the top flight with Welsh in the 2012-13 season and scored the club’s first ever Premiership try on their opening day defeat at Leicester. He made 25 appearances for the Exiles, where he played alongside current Yorkshire Carnegie players Jonah Holmes, Seb Stegmann and Alex Davies.
Arscott made 36 appearances for Worcester and scored 80 points during his time at Sixways and helped them win promotion back to the Premiership in 2010-11. Prior to that he made 69 appearances for Bristol after moving from Plymouth Albion in 2007 and scored 20 tries. He made his debut for his home town club in 2005, making 25 appearances before following in his footsteps of his older brother Luke in joining Bristol.
Capped by England at Under-19 level during his time at Plymouth, Arscott has also represented England Saxons.
Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath added, “We are delighted to have secured a player of Tom’s experience and quality for the remainder of the season. We have a number of options in the backline and Tom will certainly add to that.”