Bath's versatile forward Peter Short has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Recreation Ground until the end of the 2008/2009 season.
Short scored his first try this season against Montpellier last month
The 27-year-old former Leicester player, who can play at lock or flanker, joined Bath from French side Narbonne last summer.
"I'm enjoying both the guys and the set-up," he said.
"I'm conscious that we are ambitious and haven't won anything recently but the ambition is still there."
Short, who missed a significant part of last season because of knee surgery, has started seven of Bath's first nine games of the campaign and was substitute in the other two.
He has featured at blind-side and in the second row so far this season.
"There have been some injuries at the start of the season so I've been able to fit in wherever I have needed to," he added.
"Modern rugby has to be like that. You have to compete and that is one of my plusses.
"It's a big thing to play every week and I'm happy to play where I'm needed and wherever the coaches want to play me."
Forwards coach Mark Bakewell added: "It's great to have quality players continuing at the club.
"Peter, being such a consistent, solid footballer, is someone that the team can build its foundations around. A player of his calibre is invaluable."