London Irish hooker Dave Porecki is the latest player to commit his future to the club following the re-signings of Sebastian De Chaves and Ollie Hoskins.
Porecki, 25, joined Irish from Saracens ahead of the 2016/17 season and made an immediate impression by helping the club gain promotion back to the big time at the first time of asking.
As well as his experience with perennial trophy hunters Saracens, Porecki enjoyed a spell with Super Rugby outfit New South Wales Waratahs earlier in his career.
Bringing considerable experience to the Exiles’ pack, Porecki competes with David Paice, Saia Fainga’a Tom Woolstencroft and Todd Gleave for a starting berth.
“There’s massive potential for London Irish to thrive as a club and I’m delighted to have extended my contract,” said the English qualified front row.
“I’m relishing the competition for places and my main focus at the moment is on playing regular first team rugby.”
London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy said: “Dave is a quality player who adds depth to our forward pack and I’m very pleased that he’s pledged his future to the club.”
In support of London Irish first team player, Darren Dawidiuk, who’s receiving treatment for testicular cancer, the club will be making a donation of £4 per adult ticket and £2 per 65 and over ticket bought for the Bath game at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 19 November from 7 November onwards to the Movember Foundation.
Tickets start from £23 for adults and £3 for under 13s. Tickets are available from www.lidirect.co.uk or by calling 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to noon).