Yorkshire Carnegie will give 23-year-old fly half Callum Irvine the chance to fulfil an ambition to become a full time professional player for next season after he agreed a one year contract with the club.

The former Harrogate fly half moves to Yorkshire Carnegie after impressing with Hull Ionians last season.

Irvine, a former Scottish junior international, came through the youth system at Harrogate and made his debut for them when he was just 17. He spent five seasons at the club and made over 100 appearances before moving to Hull Ionians. He had been set to join Championship side Doncaster Knights in 2015 but the move fell through after the fly-half suffered an ankle injury in pre-season.

Commenting on the signing Head Coach James Lowes said, “Callum is a player with a lot of potential and he will be a good addition to our squad for next season. For a young player, he already has a lot of game experience playing in the national leagues and I am sure he will benefit from being part of our training environment.”