17 Dec 2008

Blowers cuts short time at Bristol

6:38 pm on 17 December 2008

The former All Blacks flanker Andrew Blowers is returning to Auckland, almost six months before his contract with English club Bristol expires.

Blowers will leave early next year saying one of his children has struggled to settle in the U.K. and the club's agreed to release him early so he can settle his children into the new school year here.

Blowers who's 33, spent five seasons with Northampton before joining Bristol in February last year.

But with Bristol struggling this season, he hasn't played since October.