Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Warren Fury has penned a contract extension with the newly promoted club ahead of the 2013/14 Premiership season.
The 26-year-old, who has three Wales caps to his name including appearances on the 2008 tour of South Africa and in the 2009 Six Nations, joined Dean Richards' charges last September after representing Wales Sevens on the IRB and FIRA circuit.
Prior to his exploits in the Wales Sevens fold, the Swansea-born half-back had a brief spell with Bath after recovering from a serious knee injury.
Enjoying his rugby on Tyneside, Fury crossed the whitewash four times in 27 appearances in all competitions last season.
After starting each leg of the play-off semi-finals as well as the first leg of the final at Bedford Blues, injury prevented Fury from playing in the RFU Championship decider.
The talented Welshman will compete with Chris Pilgrim and experienced Scotland internationals Mike Blair and Rory Lawson for the coveted number nine jersey.
Fury is delighted to have signed on the dotted line.
"I am buzzing to have re-signed for Newcastle Falcons and I am very much looking forward to playing with the boys in front of our passionate fans," he said.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards is happy that Fury has signed a new deal
"Warren put in some solid displays throughout last season, particularly at the back end of the campaign," he said.
"There will certainly be some stiff competition for the scrum-half position, and I am sure Warren will relish the challenge."