The England international scrum-half Danny Care has agreed a new contract with his club, Harlequins.
Quins announced that their 28-year-old captain had committed his “long-term future” to the club. Care has won 53 caps and made more than 180 appearances for Quins since joining them in 2006.
“The re-signing process was done very quickly as there was never any doubt in my mind to go anywhere else,” Care said.
“I love being here, I am part of a great group of people and I’m really excited to have pledged my commitment to the club for the next few years.”
Care has scored more than 50 tries in Quins colours and played an integral part during the club’s Premiership title-winning campaign in 2012.
Quins’ rugby director, Conor O’Shea, added: “Danny is the ultimate game-changer and has matured and grown in front of us all. In Danny, we see the Harlequins style stamped all over the way he approaches the game.
“Captaincy is another natural progression for him, and I am looking forward to watching him kick on and become an even better player.
“In my opinion, with the skill-set he possesses, he should go on to win 100 caps for England and win more silverware for the club.”
Meanwhile Saracens have announced what they describe as a new “multi-year contract” for their England international hooker Jamie George. The 25-year-old joined Saracens in 2008 and was part of England’s recent World Cup squad.
He has won three caps – all as a substitute – including England’s final World Cup pool game against Uruguay in Manchester almost two months ago.