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Ireland international Claire Molloy returns to Bears

Ireland international Claire Molloy will return to Bristol Bears ahead of the 2022/23 Allianz Premier 15s season.

The 34-year-old, who spent nine seasons with Bristol between 2010 and 2018, makes the switch from Wasps.

Molloy is comfortable across the back row and has made 70 appearances for her country, scoring ten tries.

Head Coach, Dave Ward, said: “When Claire expressed an interest in coming back to Bristol, we jumped at the chance - a proven operator at domestic and international level.

“She will add valuable experience to an already hugely competitive area in the back row. We are excited to see her back in a Bristol Bears shirt.”

Molloy added: “I’m delighted to be back at Bristol and can’t wait to get started. I had nine fantastic seasons here earlier in my career and it’s incredible to see the progress the club has made on and off the field in the past few seasons.”


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