Scotland scrum-half Rory Lawson has been given a boost ahead of the start of the RBS 6 Nations after he signed a new contract which will keep him at Gloucester until 2010.
The 29-year-old has played 44 times for the Cherry and Whites since the start of last season and scored nine tries.
Lawson is the seventh Kingsholm player to have agreed a new contract in recent weeks including his Scotland team-mate Alasdair Strokosch.
He said: "I am delighted to commit my long-term future to Gloucester, we are a massively ambitious club and I want to play my part.
He added: "Being able to put together a run of games has speeded up my development and working alongside a guy of (former Scotland scrum-half) Bryan Redpath's quality has been a fantastic experience."
Lawson was left out of Scotland's squad for the opening RBS 6 Nations game against France on Sunday but is pushing Chris Cusiter for the reserve scrum-half role behind first-choice Mike Blair.