Gloucester Rugby Club has continued its planning for the future with a new three-year contract for Peter Buxton.
The 26 year-old, who joined the club at the beginning of the 2002/03 season, has provided extra options for the management team this season with his versatility between the back and second row positions.
Commenting on www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com Buxton said: "I've really enjoyed the last three years at Kingsholm and I'm looking forward to the future. I know the results haven't been there in the last few weeks, but the potential and ability of this squad is immense."
Buxton's new contract follows on from the earlier announcement that prop Terry Sigley has also pledged his future to the Kingsholm club.
"You only have to look at the likes of Mike Tindall signing for us and the new stand this season, which has taken us to a 13,000 capacity, to illustrate exactly where this club wants to be. All of this shows the level of ambition everyone has here."
Buxton has played in both the back and second row this season for the Kingsholm club and has enjoyed the different view points from both.
"I'm happy playing in both positions. There are different techniques required for the two positions, but I just want to play for the Gloucester Rugby Club."
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.