Ireland flanker Simon Easterby has pledged his immediate future to Llanelli Scarlets by signing a new three-year deal with the Welsh region.
Easterby, who has captained the Scarlets since 2004, has penned a three-year contract extension that will see him remain at Stradey Park until 2010.
The 57-times capped Ireland flanker joined Llanelli from Leeds in 1999 and has made a total of 148 appearances for the club.
Easterby commented: “I’m delighted to re-sign with the Scarlets, especially as we are heading towards some exciting times. The club and region have been a major part of my life over eight years.”
Scarlets chief executive Stuart Gallacher said: “We are absolutely delighted that our inspirational club captain and leader has committed himself for another three years. Simon is a world-class player and has become a very important component in the team.”