Bath's Matt Stevens has signed a new four-year contract with the Guinness Premiership side.
The 25-year-old Durban-born prop, who has been named on the bench for England's RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, is now tied at The Rec until the end of the 2011-12 season.
It is good news for the west country side, who recently lost Steve Borthwick to Saracens, as Stevens was strongly linked with a move to Northampton.
Lions skipper Sam Warburton says the lessons he and his Welsh colleagues learnt in Australia last summer will stand them in good stead for their return visit with Britain and Ireland's elite next month.
See how Stuart Hogg and Adam Jones got on when they went out to have dinner at home with the Joneses of Pontypridd as part of the 'Host the Pride' community programme instigated by British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland.
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