Bristol: Seven academy players sign professional deals with Premiership club
Premiership club Bristol have given professional contracts to seven academy players ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Prop Tom Rowland, England Under-18 back Iwan Hughes, lock James Dun and centre Matt Welsh have all signed on.
Joining them are Wales Under-18 hooker Nick Freeman, back row Dan Thurston an versatile wing Tom Hargan.
"This is one of the strongest age groups to have come through the academy set-up for a long time," academy boss Mike Hall told the club website.