Newcastle Falcons prop Adam Brocklebank has signed a new three-year deal to remain with the Premiership strugglers.
The 28-year-old has made 120 appearances for the club since making his debut during the 2016-17 season.
Brocklebank has been a figurehead of the Falcons line-up having joined after graduating from Durham University.
"I've been at the club for nine years now and I'm buzzing to have signed this contract," Brocklebank said.
"I love the environment at the Falcons, I love the city and I just feel like the club is going in a really exciting direction now.
"There are big changes, and this is going to be a place to be."