Scotland prop Bruce Douglas has signed a new two-year deal with The Borders.
The 24-year-old has become an international regular after impressing with the professional team and is now looking forward to the prospect of working under a new coach at the club following the departure of Tony Gilbert.
Douglas said: "I am very happy to be re-signing for The Borders for the next two years.
"I am really enjoying my time at Netherdale and know that, as we grow, we will become a very competitive club.
"I now look forward to preparing for the 2004/05 season with a new managerial direction.
"The Borders is really at the heart of this community, and I am proud to continue to be part of that."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.