Carnegie increase their options in the back row with the signing of Baldwin
The 27-year-old joined up with his new team mates this week ahead of the visit of Bristol to Headingley Carnegie this Sunday in the RFU Championship.
Commenting on signing for Leeds Carnegie, the England Counties player said, “I am really pleased to have the chance to play in the Championship with Leeds Carnegie. I would not have left Wharfedale for any other club but the chance to train full time and play at a higher level was a great opportunity and one that I did not want to look back on and say ‘what if’.
“I have had other chances down the years but things have not worked out for me workwise. I am the Production Director for my family business, Byworth Boilers, so I didn’t want to be too far from home, coming to Leeds Carnegie is perfect for me.
“I have worked with Leeds forwards coach Dave Baldwin before with England Counties and I am looking forward to working with him again. He initiated the move to Leeds Carnegie so I have a lot to be thankful to him for. There is a lot of competition in the back row at Leeds so I know I will have a big job on my hands but I am looking forward to that and hopefully can prove my worth,” added Baldwin.
Leeds Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Gibson commented, “Rob is a great addition to our squad and someone who has a wealth of experience from his time at Wharfedale and Otley. He has fitted in extremely well with the squad already and will give us another option in our back row with his style of play.”