England flanker Andy Hazell has signed a new three-year contract with Gloucester.
Hazell, who made his Test debut during the autumn internationals and started England's RBS 6 Nations Championship clash against Wales, is clearly excited by the challenge of trying to take Gloucester back to the top of English club rugby.
"This season has been a big step-up in terms of achievements with my first cap, and the new contract is a great way to keep that moving," said the 26-year-old openside.
"It was a huge honour to play for England in the autumn, and likewise in the Six Nations, and it is just as special playing for Gloucester.
"I have grown up in the city, and I want to take Gloucester to the top. The new contract is a big boost, but nothing changes in terms of what we've got to achieve this season.
"We've got to target a move up the Premiership, starting with Saturday's game against Bath."
Hazell is likely to retain his place among the replacements for England's RBS 6 Nations encounter against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday week.