Scotland stand-off Phil Godman welcomed the increased competition for the No. 10 shirt at Edinburgh as he committed to the club until 2010.
Former Newcastle playmaker Godman signed on for another two seasons less than a week after the return of Chris Paterson from Gloucester was announced.
With David Blair also on Edinburgh's books, there will be intense competition for the pivotal role next season.
But Godman, who failed to get any game time in the 2008 RBS 6 Nations having started matches in the previous championship, is relishing the battle for places.
The 25-year-old has played a key role in Edinburgh’s success this season with the team on course to surpass their previous best ever finish of fifth place in the Celtic League.
He said: “The competition for places will keep me on my toes. If you are in any team worth its salt, then you will have competition for your place; it would be strange to not have someone breathing down your neck.
“There will be no change in my attitude at all and it will keep me working as hard as I currently am. It can only be good for Edinburgh as a squad that we have so much competition for places.”