Bryan Rennie Bolsters Midfield Options
Exeter Chiefs centre agrees move to the Memorial Stadium
Bristol have added a proven Premiership performer to their ranks with the addition of Exeter Chiefs centre Bryan Rennie.
The 27 year-old made 13 appearances in the Aviva Premiership this season, scoring twice - including a stunning individual effort in the Chiefs’ 31-26 victory over Worcester at Sixways.
Bristol fought off interest from a number of clubs in the Aviva Premiership and Europe to secure Rennie’s services.
“Bryan fits the bill for us in what he brings on and off the field,” said Head Coach Liam Middleton.
“Bryan is a powerful runner with good footwork and an excellent offload game. He brings a big work ethic and will add momentum to the culture of the Club.
“He is somebody who has really impressed during his time in the Aviva Premiership and I’m pleased he will wear a Bristol shirt next season.”
Having learnt his trade at the prestigious Natal Sharks Rugby Academy, Rennie played for Watsonians, Border Reivers and London Irish before the move to Sandy Park in 2008.
The centre, who represented Scotland in the IRB Nations Cup, tormented the Sale backline in a man-of-the-match performance during Exeter’s 37-12 win over the Sharks in March.
He commented: “I’m delighted to be moving to such an ambitious Club. I met with Liam [Middleton] and I am excited about my future at the Memorial Stadium.
“There was interest from other Clubs but I was really impressed with the vision of Bristol Rugby and the environment that has been built here.
“I look forward to joining up with the squad and helping Bristol move forward next season.”