Bristol Bears Sign Four New Players, Including England Prop Hannah Botterman
Bristol Bears have announced the signing of four new players to their team, including Saracens and England prop Hannah Botterman. The 24-year-old has an impressive record with 35 caps for the Red Roses and six years with Premier 15s rivals Sarries.
Joining her at Bristol are Worcester centre Meg Varley (23), Edinburgh University’s fly-half Meryl Smith (22) and prop Ellian Clarke (also 22). This move is part of Bristol’s ongoing effort to build a strong team capable of winning the league. According to Bristol head coach Dave Ward, Botterman is one of the standout looseheads in world rugby today. He was impressed by her ball-carrying ability and work at breakdown – some of the best in the game today.
Her experience as a winner multiple times over will help guide their efforts as they continue building toward victory. Overall, this news is great for fans who want nothing less than top-tier talent on their favorite teams. If this trend continues across other leagues, we could be looking forward to some truly exciting matches ahead!