Amesbury to make Bristol switch
Bristol have confirmed the signing of Sale wing Charlie Amesbury for next season.
The 26-year-old turned down a new deal with the Sharks, where he has made 12 appearances and scored two tries after two years with the north-west club, to make the switch.
Amesbury is the sixth player to sign for Bristol for the 2013-14 campaign, following Nicky Robinson from Wasps, Northampton's Mark Sorenson, Peter Buxton from Gloucester and Andy Short and Errie Claassens, who will both leave Worcester.
Amesbury told bristolrugby.co.uk: "Bristol has a solid foundation and there's a feeling that it is going places.
"Every rugby club talks about their ambition, but there is a vision here and a confidence among the coaches and players that it can be achieved.
"Bristol has an illustrious history and they want top-flight rugby and success. The ambition and quality to gain promotion is there, and the player and coach recruitment so far shows a real intent that I'm confident will be matched on the pitch.
"Playing Premiership rugby is obviously where I want to be - it's the pinnacle of a rugby career. I'm excited to join up with a squad of players who I respect, and I'm relishing the chance to play for Bristol."