||The centre came through the Bristol academy and was with his home-town club since 2009, where he went on to make 189 appearances in a ten-year spell.
The 28-year-old plays most of his rugby in the centre but can also cover both wing and full-back, making him a versatile addition to the back-line.
Tovey crossed the try-line 37 times for Bristol, showing his try-scoring ability and whilst weighing in at over 100kg he will add plenty of size to the midfield.
He spent part of last season on loan at Hartpury and was instrumental in their up-turn in form which saw them climb off the bottom of the Greene King IPA Championship.
Tovey will be competing with the likes of Harry Sloan, Pat Howard and Lewis Jones for a starting shirt, making centre an area of significant strength for the Trailfinders.