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“Multiple internationals” – Six players departing Leicester Tigers

#3. Sam Wolstenholme to Bristol Bears

He will join Bristol Bears ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

The 23-year-old former Wasps number nine, who joined Leicester Tigers on a short-term deal in January, has made 32 appearances in the Gallagher Premiership.

Wolstenholme attended Oakham School before furthering his studies at Loughborough University, while still a member of the Yorkshire Academy, and spent time on loan with Hull Ioanians while playing for Carnegie.

Director of Rugby, Pat Lam, said: “I’m really pleased to be able to bring someone of Sam’s quality and experience to the Bears. As another young English player with huge ambition and desire to succeed, he will fit into our group perfectly.

“Competition is vital within the squad for us to grow and I believe we have genuine competition at scrum half for next season, with Sam, Harry Randall, Kieran Marmion and Oscar Lennon all competing for selection.”

Wolstenholme said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Bristol Bears. They’re a club with exciting players, great facilities and play a good brand of rugby. I’m excited to see what next season brings.”

Wasps player Sam Wolstenholme during the warm up before European Champions Cup Match between Wasps and Munster at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on December 12th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK