Dave Attwood says Bristol Bears’ ability to help him undertake a two-year law conversion was a tipping point in his decision to join the Ashton Gate club this summer.
“Bristol have invested in me, in my life after rugby, helping me with education and training for law, which is something that’s given me a quite a big drive outside of rugby,” Attwood told BBC Radio Bristol.
“They were able to make it work with the links they’ve got with the universities, and that was a tipping point for me, in terms of the options I had.
“It’s nice that the club are so forward-thinking in helping to build a package that works for me and they’ll support me in that.”
Bristol-born Attwood added to BBC Points West: “I was fortunate enough to have several opportunities – domestic and abroad – to play rugby.
“It transpired that Bath wasn’t one of those, and Bristol suited me for a number of reasons. Everyone’s been very impressed with the rugby they’ve played this year and my parents still live in Bristol.”