Bristol Bears have announced that veteran George Smith has extended his stay with the club for the remainder of the Premiership campaign.
Initially signed on a six-month deal, the Ashton Gate outfit and player have mutually agreed to a contract extension with the back-rower.
The decorated Australian international has featured in every top flight game this season, helping Bristol to two wins from their opening six fixtures.
Smith said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of months here and it’s a great environment to be a part of. The boys are really buying into the club vision and what we are trying to achieve.
“There’s plenty of rugby left to be played and I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to Bristol Bears however I can.”