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Monday 14 July 2014

Amesbury to make Bristol switch

Charlie Amesbury, centre, is the sixth player to sign for Bristol next season

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."

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