Aled Brew

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Aled Brew
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Aled Brew in January 2013
Full name Aled Brew
Date of birth (1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 28)
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
Neath
Aberavon
Swansea
Pontypridd
Biarritz
6
1
1
?
53
(5)
(0)
(0)
(?)
(15)
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2008–2012
2014–
Ospreys
Dragons
Ospreys
Blues
Dragons
Dragons
9
28
15
6
80
10
(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
Competitor for  Wales
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Gold Dubai 2009

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

Biography[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.

Semi-Professional career[edit]

Brew played for Neath, Aberavon, Swansea and Pontypridd.

Ospreys[edit]

He signed professional forms 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 times in the second team.

Cardiff Blues[edit]

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.

Newport Gwent Dragons[edit]

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

Biarritz[edit]

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.

Return to Dragons[edit]

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]

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 the 4th June 2011.

In August 2011 he was named in the Wales squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulster Fans in race abuse claims" BBC Sport. 18 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Aled Brew". Newport Gwent Dragons. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Newport Gwent Dragons sign Wales' Lee Byrne and Aled Brew". BBC. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup squad". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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