Wales prop Bevington swaps Ospreys for Bristol

Wales international prop Ryan Bevington has left the Ospreys for Bristol on a two-year deal.

Bevington, who has been capped 13 times by his country, made 112 appearances for the Ospreys after making his debut in the 2007-08 season.

The 27-year-old joins newly promoted Premiership club Bristol with immediate effect.

Bevington said in an official Bristol statement: "I'm excited about the opportunity to represent Bristol Rugby and to play in the top flight of English rugby.

"Having spoken to [director of rugby] Andy [Robinson] and [forwards coach] Mark [Bakewell], it's clear that this is an ambitious environment to be involved in and I'm looking forward to being a part of that.

"I've got great memories from nine years with the Ospreys and I'd like to thank the supporters, staff and my team-mates for making my time there so enjoyable."

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