Leicester Tigers have agreed a new deal with Mike Brown which will see the outside back remain at the club beyond the current season.
Brown joined Tigers on a short-term contract midway through the current campaign and, to date, has made 5 appearances and scored two tries.
The England international made the move to Leicester after stints with Harlequins, where he won two Premiership titles, and Newcastle Falcons.
Brown made 72 Test appearances for England between 2007-2018 during which he won three Six Nations titles.
Speaking about the new deal for Brown, Leicester Tigers Interim Head Coach Richard Wigglesworth said: “I am really pleased for Mike, who has earned the new deal with not only his performances in games but in the way he has come into the club and added to our group.”
“His experience has been invaluable and the professionalism he has is something that we have seen help improve his team mates here at the club.
“The circumstances in which Mike returned were unique and challenging, but you would never known by the way he has approached each day and this contract is just reward for that hard work.”
Discussing the new deal, Brown added: “Since arriving, I have been really impressed with the environment here at Leicester Tigers and feel that they fit with the values I have as a person and a rugby player.
“I have really enjoyed working the quality of players in this squad and coaches, which I want to continue to do and am excited to keep doing.
“The opportunity to play at Mattioli Woods Welford Road with the supporters this club has was something I wasn’t, admittedly, quite sure about after being an opposition player for so long, but they have welcomed me so well and it is great that I can keep doing that.
“It means so much to me to be able to represent a club of this magnitude and, hopefully, people have seen just how much I appreciate that opportunity.
“From the very first conversation I had with Wiggy, I said I wanted to contribute to the environment on and off the field; I want to set examples to the young lads and help them, but also make sure that when I get that chance to pull on the shirt, I am ready and can help the team be the very best it can be.”