Clara Nielson

About Clara
DOB 22/10/1992
Born Plymouth
Height 5ft 5ins / 1.64m
Weight 11st 6lbs / 73kg

Position Hooker
Total Appearances 45
Total Tries 14
Total Points 70
Previous Club Bristol Bears
Honours England, Ireland

Hooker Clara Nielson has returned to the South West, having previously been captain at rivals Bristol Bears, where she had played for nine seasons.

Nielson began her rugby journey at Tavistock RFC. From there, she moved to Exeter to study marine biology, alongside representing the university and Bristol.

She was also part of the highly successful university side that won BUCS Gold under the guidance of former Worcester Warriors head coach Jo Yapp.

Nielson first represented England against the Barbarians in 2019, going on to win a full international cap later that year against the USA.

Nielson also has had the honour of playing for and against the Barbarians, having been named as part of the side that played against Wales.

Nielson made her debut for Ireland in 2023 and currently has five caps to her name. An ankle injury set her back in the 2023/24 season but she made a successful return for the last few months of the season.

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