Sale Sharks hooker Tommy Taylor has signed a new one-year contract with the Premiership club.
The 23-year-old academy product has not played this season after having surgery on a knee injury picked up playing for an England XV against the Barbarians.
Taylor has played 66 times for Sale since his debut, scoring three tries.
"He's recovered from the injury, he is bigger for it, and we just can't wait to get him back," said director of rugby Steve Diamond.
"We'll see where he's at in 12 months time."
Diamond also said that he expects a number of players who are out of contract at the end of the season to commit in the coming weeks.