Aled Brew in January 2013
|Birth name||Aled Brew|
|Date of birth||9 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Neath, Wales|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb; 223 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Nathan Brew (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
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.
Brew was born in Cardiff and raised a Welsh language speaker when the family moved to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. His older brother Nathan Brew is also a professional rugby union player. Always dreamt of being an Analyst growing up and is now trying to pursue that career at Bath Rugby.
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. Brew scored 65 points in 28 appearances for the Dragons, scoring 13 tries.
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 Celtic 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.
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.
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- "Aled Brew: Bath wing extends contract with Premiership club". BBC Sport. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
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- Wales profile
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- Aled Brew at the World Rugby Men's Sevens Series