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Dwayne Peel Makes Bristol Switch

Published on 07th January 2014 by Tom Tainton

British Lion to join next season

Bristol Rugby are delighted to announce that scrum half Dwayne Peel will join the Club on a two-year deal from Sale Sharks ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

“Dwayne’s decision to join us is a major coup for the Club and a real indication of the direction we want to go"

Andy Robinson

The 32 year old earned 76 caps for Wales, playing his part in two grand Slam victories in 2005 and 2008.

Peel represented the British & Irish Lions on the 2005 tour to New Zealand, making three appearances.

“Dwayne’s decision to join us is a major coup for the Club and a real indication of the direction we want to go and what we are trying to achieve,” Director of Rugby Andy Robinson told bristolrugby.co.uk.

“He has a wealth of experience with over ten years at the top of the professional game – that’s a testament to Dwayne’s attitude and work ethic.

“Dwayne fits the bill for the type of player we want at Bristol Rugby – proven quality, a winning mentality and a consistent level of performance every time he takes to the field.”

Peel has made 82 appearances for Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership since 2008, scoring seven tries.

“I’m delighted to be joining Bristol and taking on this new challenge in my career,” he added.

“There’s a real desire to achieve things – Bristol is a Club with lofty ambitions and a clear vision of where they want to go – that appealed to me.

“Having played against the Club many times, I know all about the large fanbase and the passion for the sport in the city; I’m excited about the move.”