Prop Martin Castrogiovanni has signed a new deal with Leicester tigers. The prop, 29, has become a key player and popular figure since joining in 2006, but his deal expires this summer.
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill feared Castrogiovanni would be lured away by a more lucrative offer.
But Castrogiovanni told the club’s website: “Money is not everything. I like it here and I always had in my mind that I wanted to stay.”