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    15 November 2023

    Former Worcester and Scotland internationals Lana Skeldon and Evie Gallagher make move to Bristol

    Scotland Duo Lana Skeldon and Evie Gallagher Sign with Bristol Bears Following Worcester’s Collapse

    Rugby Signings Bring Hope Amidst Collapsed Premiership Women’s Team

    In a surprising turn of events, Scotland’s talented duo, hooker Lana Skeldon (30) and back-row forward Evie Gallagher (23), have officially joined Bristol Bears following the unfortunate collapse of Premiership Women’s Rugby side Worcester.

    Lana Skeldon boasts an impressive rugby career with her country, having been capped an incredible 66 times since her debut in 2011. She made the move to Warriors in the year prior to joining forces with the Bears.

    Evie Gallagher has also made waves internationally, earning herself three tries across her appearances in Scotland’s national team for a total of 22 matches played. Her youthfulness brings both talent and potential to this new venture.

    The demise of Worcester last month due to financial struggles left many players uncertain about their future. Fortunately, the arrival of these two accomplished athletes injects hope into the sport as they embark on their journey with Bristol Bears.

    An Exciting Start for the Bears

    The Bristol Bears are set to kick off their 2023-24 Premiership Women’s Rugby campaign this Saturday, hosting Sale at home. With the addition of Lana Skeldon and Evie Gallagher, head coach Dave Ward expresses his excitement over strengthening their squad significantly.

    “We’re delighted to be able to bolster our squad with two players of Lana and Evie’s quality,” says Ward. “Both have proven themselves domestically and internationally, which will undoubtedly increase competition within our team as we aim for success in both the league and cup.”

    Unique Perspectives Await

    In a world filled with conventional sports narratives, it is refreshing to see new angles take center stage. This signing offers an intriguing plot twist in women’s rugby as unexpected circumstances unfold. The puzzle pieces are falling into place; only time will reveal what lies ahead for these remarkable athletes.

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