Forward Courtney Lawes has extended his contract with Northampton Saints.
The 29-year-old home-grown lock has signed a deal that will see him continue to play at Franklin’s Gardens for at least two more seasons.
Born just a stone’s throw from Saints’ home ground, Lawes is the club’s second-longest serving player having made his debut in October 2007.
Lawes, who will win his 213th cap against Dragons in the European Challenge Cup tonight, said he was delighted.
After reaching the Junior World Championship final with England under-20s in 2009, Lawes went on to make his senior debut in that year’s Autumn Internationals and has since made 65 appearances for his country.
Following back-to-back Grand Slam triumphs with England, Lawes was named in the 2017 British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, where he made two Test appearances.