England ahead Abbie Ward has prolonged her contract at Bristol till the summer season of 2024.
The 29-year-old lock, who has gained 61 caps for England, began for the Purple Roses within the final two World Cup finals.
She moved to Bristol from Harlequins in the summertime 2021 after 4 years on the London membership.
“It is unbelievable information that Abbie is staying in Bear Nation,” Bristol head coach – and Ward’s husband – Dave Ward instructed the membership web site.
“She isn’t solely one of many main second rows on this planet, however her management final season was pivotal to the membership’s success.”
Bears’ co-captain Ward mentioned she is “but to play” her greatest rugby and her new deal would assist “elevate” her recreation.
“The programme as a complete and the requirements we’ve got set are world class and I really feel I’ve the perfect assist in place to be the last word skilled.
“Final yr was an actual assertion from the membership and one we proceed to construct on.”