Five players commit to new contracts at Bristol

Five Bristol players have signed new deals to keep them at the Memorial Stadium for next season.

Utility back Jon Goodridge, 30, and 28-year-old scrum half Ruki Tipuna are both in their first term at the Championship club.

Back-rower James Merriman, 28, has been at Bristol since 2009 and has made 78 appearances, while lock-forward Roy Winters, 36, has played 188 games.

Academy flanker Marco Mama. 20, has also committed for next season.

He has made 23 appearances in the back row this term, scoring three tries.

Head coach Liam Middleton told BBC Points West: "They're all good players and we want to keep as many of our good players as we can.

"I feel we've got a mix of experience and youth. I'm really pleased they'll be with us next season to keep pushing the club forward."

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