Bath have extended the loan of 98-times capped Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer until the end of the season.
Stringer arrived from Munster as short-term cover for the injured Michael Claassens, and immediately brought his vast experience to bear.
Having made an instant impact on the field with two tries against Exeter is his debut in the Blue, Black and White, he rapidly became a favourite with the Rec faithful.
"Strings has been superb since he arrived, both on the field and off it," said Bath director of rugby Gary Gold.
"He prepares himself exceptionally well, and knows the game as well as anybody. We are delighted to have retained a man of his experience; his influence will not only help the first team, but the aspiring professionals too."