Aled Brew

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Aled Brew
Aled Brew 02.jpg
Aled Brew in January 2013
Full name Aled Brew
Date of birth (1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Notable relative(s) Nathan Brew (Brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Winger
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2006
2007–2008
2008
2008
2012–2014
2016-
Neath
Aberavon
Swansea
Pontypridd
Biarritz Olympique
Bath
6
1
1
?
53
0
(5)
(0)
(0)
(?)
(15)
(0)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2008–2012
2014–2016
Ospreys
Dragons
Ospreys
Blues
Dragons
Dragons
9
28
15
6
80
12
(10)
(65)
(5)
(5)
(150)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– Wales 9 (15)
Correct as of 17:00, 2 Jun 2012 (UTC)
Aled Brew
Medal record
Rugby Sevens
Representing  Wales
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2009

Aled Brew (born 9 August 1986) is a Wales international rugby union player who plays as a winger. He made his debut for the Wales national rugby union team against Ireland in the 2007 Six Nations Championship.

Early life[edit]

Brew was born in Cardiff and raised a Welsh language speaker when the family including moved to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. His older brother Nathan Brew is also a professional rugby union player.

Club career[edit]

He signed his first professional contract with Swansea RFC in 2008, and was sent out on loan to Pontypridd RFC.

He returned to the Ospreys, but was again sent out on loan to the Newport Gwent Dragons for the 2006/7 season. Playing alongside his brother, Brew was the victim of alleged racial abuse from fans on 16 February 2007, while playing against Ulster Rugby in Ulster. Ulster Rugby however were subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing and the abuse was not proven.[1] Brew scored 65 points in 28 appearances for the Dragons, scoring 13 tries.[2]

Returning to the Ospreys for the 2007/8 season, he found competition hard against the very much in-form Shane Williams, and spent much time in the second team.

Brew signed for Cardiff Blues in May 2008. Having made one appearance for the Blues in the 2008–09 Magners League. Brew as an under 21 player was attached to Pontypridd RFC, before being loaned to Newport Gwent Dragons for the rest of the 2008–09 season.

Brew returned to Newport Gwent Dragons on a permanent deal for the 2009–10 season.

In February 2012 Brew signed for French club Biarritz Olympique for the 2012/13 season after it was believed that he would be staying at the Dragons after negotiations with Perpignan fell through.

On 8 January 2014, it was reported that Brew had agreed to re-join Newport Gwent Dragons from the end of the 2013–14 season.[3] In September 2016 Brew left the Dragons to undertake trials at Bath.

On 19 December 2016, Brew signed permanent deal with English side Bath in the Aviva Premiership until the end of the 2017-18 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Brew has represented Wales at U16, U18 and U21 levels, as well as appearing in the Wales Sevens. He was called into Wales's squad for the 2007 Six Nations Championship, making his senior debut as a replacement in the match against Ireland. Brew was also named as part of Gareth Jenkins's squad for the two-Test tour of Australia in May 2007; he gained his second Welsh cap in the second Test defeat in Brisbane. Brew was named in Jenkins's 41-man preliminary 2007 Rugby World Cup summer training squad in the June, but failed to make the final cut for the tournament.

Brew has represented Wales Sevens in the first two stages of the 2007–2008 IRB Sevens World Series, in Dubai and George, South Africa, where the team won the Bowl trophy in the latter leg. Brew was part of the Welsh team who won the Melrose Cup at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

In November 2010 Brew was recalled to the Wales national squad for the Autumn international series and was selected in the starting line-up against Fiji. He scored his first international try versus the Barbarians on 4 June 2011.

In August 2011 he was named in the Wales squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulster Fans in race abuse claims" BBC Sport. 18 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Aled Brew". Newport Gwent Dragons. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Newport Gwent Dragons sign Wales' Lee Byrne and Aled Brew". BBC. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aled Brew: Bath wing extends contract with Premiership club". BBC Sport. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup squad". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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