List of 2023–24 Premiership Women's Rugby transfers

This is a list of player transfers involving Premiership Women's Rugby teams before or during the 2023–24 season.[1]

The list consists of permanent player movements or temporary loan deals that have been officially confirmed, and are either from or to one of the 10 rugby union teams competing in Premiership Women's Rugby in 2023–24 – the first season under the league's new branding, after six years of operating as the Premier 15s.[2] It is not unknown for confirmed transfers to be cancelled at a later date.

Transfers involving Trailfinders and Leicester Tigers are included for the first time, with both clubs making their Premiership Women's Rugby debut from the beginning of the 2023–24 season.[3] Meanwhile, DMP Sharks and Wasps are excluded, having both dropped out of the competition following the conclusion of the 2022–23 season.[4]

Transfers involving Worcester Warriors, who completed the 2022–23 season, are documented on this list. However, the club is not competing during 2023–24 as originally intended, due to its withdrawal from the league in October 2023 – prior to the start of the regular season – because of insufficient funds to continue operating.[5]

Bristol Bears edit

Exeter Chiefs edit

Gloucester-Hartpury edit

Harlequins edit

Leicester Tigers edit

Loughborough Lightning edit

Sale Sharks edit

Saracens edit

Trailfinders edit

Worcester Warriors edit

See also edit

References edit

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  149. ^ a b "Welcome Victoria Laflin". Trailfinders. 11 November 2023. Retrieved 11 November 2023.
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