Bainbridge was due to be out of contract this summer but has agreed the new contract ahead of this Friday’s crucial Greene King IPA Championship semi final second leg. Yorkshire lead the tie 34-16 from the first leg at Ealing Trailfinders and are looking to book a play off final spot against London Irish or Doncaster Knights with victory on Friday at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 7.45pm.
    Bainbridge will miss the game after suffering a season-ending injury in the act of scoring at Doncaster Knights in March in front of the live Sky Sports cameras.

    Commenting on his new deal, “The club is in a great place and this club going forward is something I want to be part of.  Here at Yorkshire Carnegie we have high, ambitious aims and that is where I want to be too. We have an exciting group of players for next season and, if I can give my all for the team and we all do that collectively, then hopefully we can go well.

    “The season is coming to an end and it is nice to know where my priorities are for next season. It has been a tough campaign for me personally due to injury but I managed to play some games and had hoped to be part of the play offs before I suffered an injury in the match at Doncaster. I am here supporting the boys for the remainder of the season. I was down at Ealing Trailfinders last Friday for the first leg of the semi final and it should not be underestimated how big a win that was. It was very tough to go away from home and get a big win like that and that will fill the boys with lots of confidence,” added Bainbridge, who has made 36 appearances since his debut in 2014 scoring a remarkable 22 tries.