Yorkshire Carnegie have confirmed that Ollie Stedman has left the club with immediate effect to join Ealing Trailfinders on a long-term deal.

The number eight will begin training at Vallis Way this week at his new club.

Stedman joined Carnegie from Doncaster Knights on a two-year contract in 2016 and made 38 appearances over the last two seasons. Stedman was originally a member of the Carnegie academy during his formative years and was part of the Academy side who secured the Yorkshire Cup with victory over Beverley in the Final.

The back-rower represented England at Under 20 level, and featured in the same group as the likes of current full internationals George Ford, Elliot Daly and Mako Vunipola.

The 26-year-old moved from Carnegie to Newcastle Falcons in 2012 before heading to London Welsh, where he helped the Exiles gain promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

From there he moved to Castle Park to feature for Doncaster Knights and was crucial in their charge up the table, however he then returned to Carnegie where he has been for the last 18 months.

Speaking of his move to Ealing Stedman said: “I’m very pleased to have joined the Trailfinders and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

He added: “I’m looking to play as much rugby as possible as we continue to push Bristol at the top end of the Championship.”