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Stegmann returns south to sign on at Vallis Way

Seb Stegmann is the latest player to join Ealing Trailfinders for the 2017-18 season and he will arrive from Yorkshire Carnegie in time for the start of pre-season.

The 28-year-old can play wing, fullback and centre and has played three times for Carnegie against Ealing Trailfinders this season, including the Greene King IPA Championship play-off semifinal at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. 

Stegmann made his debut for the Yorkshiremen against Ealing Trailfinders early in the 2015-16 season and he ended his debut campaign with six tries in 20 appearances. This season he added a further five scores from 15 appearances, including two in the play-off final second leg. 

“Seb is a top class finisher and I'm delighted to have him join our squad for next season,” Director of Rugby Ben Ward said. “He is great in the air and will add more experience to our back three. 

“It will be a very competitive area for us next season and I'm very pleased with the options we have in the back three. Seb will join up with the squad a bit later than the rest to ensure he gets some down time following the playoffs.”

Stegmann signed for Carnegie from London Welsh after two and a half years at the Exiles. He played for them in their two seasons in the Aviva Premiership and helped them beat Bristol in the play-off final in 2013-14.

He came through the Academy at Harlequins and made his Premiership debut away to Newcastle Falcons in 2007. 

The Hounslow-born Stegmann scored three tries in eight appearances when Quins won the 2011-12 Premiership title and finished his time at The Stoop with 11 tries from 35 appearances. 

He represented England at U16, U18 and U20 levels, and won a Grand Slam with England U20s in 2008, when he scored three tries. The same year he featured for England at the U20s IRB Junior World Championships in Wales.