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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 "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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