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All Change! The leavers and joiners for all PWR clubs ahead of the 2023/24 season

By Matt Merritt
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Kate Zackary of Exeter Chiefs breaks away to score a try during the Women's Allianz Premier 15s match between Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on March 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

With the Premiership Women’s Rugby season about to kick off, it’s time to review who has moved where. Every team has signed some new players and lost others.


Wasps and DMP Sharks have left the league, with most of their players finding new roles at other clubs and the recent collapse of Warriors Women has enabled a flurry of recent signings.

The lists below show who has joined every club and where they joined from. We have chosen to list them in the order their signings were announced and as such there may be other joiners at some clubs that have not yet been publicised.

Bristol Bears Women
In: Meg Varley (Warriors), Elliann Clarke (Edinburgh University), Meryl Smith (Scotland 7s), Holly Aitchison (Saracens), Hannah Botterman (Saracens), Helene Caux (Wasps), Nicola Beet (Wasps), Lana Skeldon (Warriors), Evie Gallagher (Warriors).

Out: Elinor Snowsill, Abby Parsons, Jo Smith, Kyara Martin, Alice Lockwood, Sammy Wong, Rosie Inman, Amy Layzell, Lauren Smyth, Meg Barwick, Lyndsay O’Donnell.

Exeter Chiefs Women
In: Harriet Millar-Mills (sabbatical), Sammy Wong (Bristol Bears), Alex Tessier (Stade Bordelais), Olivia Ortiz (DMP Sharks), Kate Smith (DMP Sharks), Maddie Fe’aunati (Wellington Pride), Demi Swann (Warriors).

Out: Abbie Fleming, Flo Robinson, Silvia Turani, Charlie Willett, Kate Zackary.


Gloucester-Hartpury Women
In: Liz Shermer (Warriors), Trudy Cowan (DMP Sharks), Cath Richards (Cardiff Met University), Carmen Castellucci (AC Bobigny 93), Mackenzie Carson (Saracens).

Out: Connie Powell, Sophie Bridger.

Harlequins Women
In: Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury), Shaunagh Brown (sabbatical), Aseza Hele (Boland Dames), Ella Cromack (Wasps), Abbie Fleming (Exeter Chiefs), Flo Robinson (Exeter Chiefs), Silvia Turani (Exeter Chiefs, Amy Layzell (Bristol Bears), Kirsty Hillier (Wasps), Makeda Lewis (Wasps), Grace Izinyon (Cambridge University), Izzy Hannay (DMP Sharks), Lauren Fisher (DMP Sharks).

Out: Amy Cokayne, Abby Dow, Rowena Burnfield, Rosie Galligan, Ellie Green, Beth Blacklock, Megan Brodie, Ellie Boatman, Emma Swords, Ella Amory, Kira Leat.


Leicester Tigers Women
In: Meg Jones (GB 7s), Celia Quansah (GB 7s), Amy Cokayne (Harlequins), Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning), Tahlia Brody (Cheltenham Tigers), Tess Feury (DMP Sharks), Keia Mae Sagapolu (Central Washington University), Alana Bainbridge (Wasps), Georgie Grimes (Exeter Cheifs).

Catha Jacobs (Saracens), Amanda Swartz (Loughborough Lightning), Amelia Tutt (Loughborough Lightning), Rami Agboola (Kenilworth Ladies), Caitlin Clark (Wasps), Maddie Massey (Cheltenham Tigers), Sydney Mead (Wasps), Amy Orrow (Sale Sharks), Eva Donaldson (Edinburgh University), Elis Martin (DMP Sharks), Francesca McGhie (Watsonians), Evie Wills (Hillhead Jordanhill).

Out: n/a

Loughborough Lightning
In: Kathryn Treder (DMP Sharks), Hallia Taufoou (US Eagles High Performance Programme), Abby Duguid (Nor’Westers Athletic Association), Karolina Kacirkova (DMP Sharks).

Out: Detysha Harper, Leah Bartlett, Morwenna Talling, Nikita Prothero, Amanda Swartz, Abi Burton, Amelia Tutt, Bryony Field, Molly Kelly.

Sale Sharks Women
In: Morwenna Talling (Loughborough Lightning), Jo Brown (Warriors), Amber Schonert (Cheltenham Tigers), Béatrice Rigoni (Valsugana Rugby Padova), Molly Kelly (Loughborough Lightning), India Perris-Redding (Sale 1861), April Ishida (DMP Sharks), Jasmine Hazell (DMP Sharks).

Out: Amy Orrow, Courtney Pursglove.

Saracens Women
In: McKinley Hunt (Exeter Chiefs), Chloe Broom (DMP Sharks), Rosie Galligan (Harlequins), Beth Blacklock (Harlequins), Nic Haynes (DMP Sharks), Sophie Bridger (Glouester-Hartpury), Bryony Filed (Loughborough Lightning), Suzie Flowers (Wasps), Jemma-Jo Linkins (Wasps), Lottie Kissick-Jones (Richmond), Jess Cockett (promoted from academy), May Goulding (Wasps), Akina Gondwe (Warriors, short term loan).

Out: Catha Jacobs, Holly Aitchison, Hannah Botterman, Sophie Shams, Emma Uren, Mackenzie Carson.

Trailfinders Women
In: Abby Dow (Harlequins), Liz Crake (Wasps), Jo Bucknall (Brunel University), Annabel Meta (Henley College), Lauren Knowler (Henley College), Rowena Burnfield (Harlequins), Kie Tamei (Mie Pearls), Andrea Stock (Wasps), Fiona Cooper (Wasps), Shya Pinnock (Wasps), Jess Cooksey (Wasps), Tyson Beukeboom (Cowichan), Rosie Inman (Bristol Bears), Sophie Ragg (Pittsburgh Steelers).

Elisa Riffonneau (Stade Rennais), Meya Bizer (DMP Sharks), Cristina Blanco (Wasps), Abi Burton (Lightning), Charlotte Cheshire (Wasps), Julia Schell (Castaway Wanderers), Sara Seye (Rugby Calvisano), Sophie Shams (Saracens), Amanda McQuade (Railway Union), Megan Brodie (Harlequins), Alex Zdunek (Blackheath), Shannon Ikahihifo (Auckland Storm), Ellie Lennon (Wasps), Amy Wilson Hardy (GB 7s), Emma Uren (Saracens), Ellie Boatman (Harlequins), Courtney Pursglove (Sale Sharks), Megan Barwick (Bristol Bears).

Emma Swords (Harlequins), Lindelwa Gwala (KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union Sharks), Liz Musgrove (Wasps), Ella Amory (Harlequins), Sophie Molton (Henley College), Charlie Willett (Exeter Chiefs), Kate Zackary (Exeter Chiefs), Sian McGuinness (Wasps), Kira Leat (Harlequins), Dofia Rolfi (Rugby Colorno), Ellie Green (Harlequins by way of Warriors), Amelia Buckland-Hurry (Warriors), Charlotte Wright-Haley (Warriors), Cassandra Tuffnail (academy graduate), Carys Cox (Warriors).

Out: n/a


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