Lana Skeldon & Evie Gallagher: Ex-Worcester and Scotland internationals join Bristol

Lana Skeldon (right) runs with the ball for Scotland
Hooker Lana Skeldon most recently represented Scotland at the WXV tournament

Scotland duo Lana Skeldon and Evie Gallagher have joined Bristol Bears following the collapse of Premiership Women's Rugby side Worcester.

Hooker Skeldon, 30, has been capped 66 times by her country since her debut in 2011 and joined Warriors in 2021.

Back-row forward Gallagher, 23, has scored three tries in her 22 Scotland appearances.

Worcester folded last month and pulled out of all competitions due to financial issues.

The Bears begin their 2023-24 Premiership Women's Rugby campaign this Saturday at home to Sale.

"We're delighted to be able to bolster our squad with two players of Lana and Evie's quality, with both already proven performers at domestic and international level," said head coach Dave Ward.

"They will add even more competition places in our squad as we look to compete for silverware on two fronts in the league and cup."