Phil Dollman - the first player Rob Baxter signed when he took over as Exeter Chiefs head coach - has signed a new deal which will keep him at Sandy Park for a further two years.
The Heineken Cup newcomers, who clash with the Scarlets in Pool 5 back-to-back matches next month, have also agreed similar deals with prop Carl Rimmer and scrum half Will Chudley.
Welshman Dollman, who also played in both ERC tournaments for Newport Gwent Dragons before joining the Chiefs, has now amassed 85 appearances in total for the club with 21 of those coming in Europe.
"Dollars was the first player I brought to the club as head coach and it was somewhat strange how I came across him," said Baxter. "When I took over there were a pile of DVDs left on the desk so I had a look through them because I felt we needed a utility back.
"It was then that I came across Dollars and he fitted the bill perfectly. From there we had a meeting, a quick medical and we got the deal done within a week. Since then he has been outstanding for us and has been involved in virtually every match-day 23 from the moment he signed.
"Again he is a good guy to have amongst the squad; he's very popular and he is someone who I see as getting better and better all the time. I know a lot of players don't like getting called utility, but Phil is utility in a good sense of the word.
"Not only has he had some great games at full back and centre, but he's done a job on the wing, a bit of time at fly half, we've even played him at scrum half, so he's done the lot really. Again he's a key signing for us and gives us that flexibility in the right way as we know we can put him in a variety of different positions and we know he will deliver a top class performance."
"I'm very pleased that the three guys have agreed to stay with us. At the moment we are starting to talk to players who we want around here and I think having these guys sign is fantastic in terms of where we want to go in the next two, three, four years."
The news is yet another welcome boost for the Chiefs, who last week confirmed that forwards Luke Cowan-Dickie and Chris Whitehead, had also agreed new terms.
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Following an investigation by ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, into the registration of the London Welsh player, Tyson Keats, for the 2012/13 Amlin Challenge Cup, a misconduct complaint has been made against London Welsh.
Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) has been named ERC European Player of the Year 2013. The prestigious award crowns an outstanding season for the out-half who led the French club to a dramatic Heineken Cup final victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.