Josh Bayliss, born on September 18, 1997, is a talented rugby union player who represents Scotland at the international level. He currently plays as a back row forward for Bath Rugby in Premiership Rugby.
Bayliss attended Millfield School in Somerset, where he excelled in various sports, including cricket, hockey, triple jump, and rugby. During his time at Millfield, he also served as head boy, demonstrating his leadership abilities both on and off the field.
As a homegrown talent, Bayliss emerged through the Bath Rugby Academy and developed a strong connection with the city and its community. He takes great pride in representing Bath Rugby and gives his all while wearing the Blue, Black, and White jersey.
Bayliss is an exciting back row player who is versatile enough to excel at blindside flanker, openside flanker, or Number 8. His performances for Bath Rugby caught the attention of the Scottish national team, as he qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandmother, who was born in Aberdeen.
In 2021, Bayliss made his debut for Scotland during the Autumn Nations Cup match against Australia. He made an immediate impact by securing a crucial turnover in the closing stages of the match, helping Scotland secure a victory. Just a week later, he earned his first start for Scotland and received high praise for his performance against Japan.
Before his international career with Scotland, Bayliss represented England at the Under-20 level. He was part of the England U20 team that achieved a Six Nations Grand Slam and reached the final of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship.
Bayliss is known for his explosive pace, strength, and power on the field, combined with a humble personality off the field. He continues to make significant contributions to Bath Rugby and serves as a role model for aspiring players within the club's pathway.
|2016 - present
|2017 - 2017
|2021 - 2024