Scotland lock Jim Hamilton has signed a two-year contract extension to remain with Gloucester until the summer of 2014.
Hamilton joined the Aviva Premiership outfit from Edinburgh last summer and enjoyed a fine start to life at Kingsholm as he helped the Cherry and Whites to win the LV= Cup and reach the last four in the Premiership.
"It's a privilege and an honour to sign a contract extension," said Hamilton, who is in the Scotland squad for the World Cup campaign in New Zealand.
"I've found my home so there was never any thoughts about going anywhere else. This is a working class club that looks after not just players but families.
"(Head coach) Bryan Redpath told me at the end of last season that he wanted me to be a big part of what happens at the club moving forward, and I was delighted. He sat me down and we had a chat and it's always been on the cards since then.
"I love it here and so does my family, we've found our home and we're very excited about what's to come."