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What a difference for Brew

Guinness PRO12 Editor

13 Jan 2011


Newport Gwent Dragons wing Nathan Brew will line up against European Champions Toulouse just a week after plying his trade for Newport RFC against Bedwas in the Welsh Premiership.

Brew has been hampered by a foot injury he picked up in pre-season which has limited his outings for the region to just a solitary Magners League appearance and has played for Newport RFC in recent weeks in order to regain match fitness.

The Welsh International impressed with a hat-trick at the Bridge Field last weekend and will now face the French heavyweights at the Stade Ernest-Wallon on Saturday, but that does not faze the 28-year-old.

“It’s good preparation isn’t it? From Bedwas to Toulouse,” said Brew.

“I’m not fazed by it. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a big challenge personally because it’s a big step up from the Bedwas game.

“It was important that I did get a few games under my belt prior to playing at the higher level because I wouldn’t have wanted to jump into it cold.

“It’s been very frustrating. I came back to the region and Will Harries was injured at the time, but I had that injury and it has given Adam Hughes his chance and he has taken it.”