Patricia García and Bimba will play in the first professional rugby league XV

Spanish internationals Patricia García and Laura Delgado ‘Bimba’ will play next season in the Exeter chiefs of the Tyrrells Premier 15 English, the first professional XV rugby competition.

Both signed their first professional XV rugby contracts at the club level, within the framework of an initiative promoted by the English federation to professionalize their players. Until now there was no professional rugby league XV.

Patricia García and Bimba will play for the Exeter Chiefs under Susie Appleby and her assistant Amy Garnett.

The other nine teams that will make up the Tyrrells Premier 15 over the next three years are: Bristol Bears Women, DMP Durham Sharks, Gloucester-Hartpury Women, Harlequins Women, Loughborough Lightning, Sale Sharks Women, Saracens Women, Wasps FC Ladies and Worcester Warriors Women .