Wales international Gavin Henson has signed a new four-year deal with Celtic League leaders Neath Swansea Ospreys.
The contract will see the 23-year-old centre stay with the Welsh region until the end of the 2008/09 season.
Henson's RBS 6 Nations performances for Wales have won him many plaudits and he said: "It is fantastic to be re-signing with the Ospreys. I never really wanted to consider any other Welsh side, let alone look outside of Wales, and its great to know I'll be staying for the next four years of my career.
"I think the side has grown immeasurably over the past year and that's been reflected in our performance.
"The Ospreys are now setting the pace in Welsh rugby, on and off the pitch, and becoming the model for others to follow - I'm just happy to continue playing my part in such a successful side.''
Henson had been the subject of speculation about his future, with major English and French clubs reported to be interested in his services.
Ospreys rugby manager Derwyn Jones said: "We've worked hard to create an environment which has helped Gavin to thrive as a player and his recent performances are proof of that.
"He's an integral part of an extremely talented side that will be challenging for Europe's top honours next season.''
England's preparations for the Autumn International series were potentially dealt a further blow as Maro Itoje was forced to undergo an x-ray after Saracens' European victory over Scarlets on Saturday night.