Bristol: Five agree new contracts at Championship club

Tristan Roberts

Five players have signed new deals with Championship side Bristol.

Fly-half Tristan Roberts, prop Mark Lilley, centre Luke Eves, winger Ryan Edwards and hooker Rhys Lawrence have all committed for next season.

"They understand what we are trying to achieve here," said director of rugby Andy Robinson.

"Their contributions to the club - on and off the field - have been outstanding. I'm looking forward to working with them as we move forward."

Eves is a product of Bristol's academy and has made 94 appearances since his debut in 2005.

The 23-year-old had a spell with Newcastle before returning to the West County in January 2012 and has started every Championship game this season.

Lilley, 25, penned a permanent deal with Bristol last summer after spending time with the club on a dual-registration from Bath.

Roberts, 26, and Lawrence, 24, both arrived in the summer of 2011, while Edwards, 21, is in his first season with the club.