Chris York has extended his stay with Newcastle Falcons.
The 24-year-old back-row joined Falcons from Harlequins in the summer of 2012, making 28 appearances so far.
Ending last season on a high with a series of solid outings including a try- scoring effort at Gloucester in March, the 6ft 4in forward is delighted to remain on Tyneside.
“I’m very pleased to have pledged my future to Falcons, and I’m extremely positive and excited at what lies ahead for the club,” admitted York.
“I’m looking forward to another season in the Aviva Premiership and hopefully we get the rewards for all of the hard work that we are putting in at present,” he added.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards, who worked with York during his time as Quins boss, said: “Chris is a talented back-row with all of the credentials that you need to succeed in the Aviva Premiership.
“He’s a great lad with a superb attitude; I’m sure he can’t wait to get back out onto the training field and get a good pre-season under his belt.”
York is one of 11 players to have penned a fresh deal with the club in the last two months.
In addition, nine new signings have already been unveiled for next term.