"I'm delighted. It's good for me that I've got this year and next year and can just concentrate on the rugby. I'm over the moon," said James.
"Some guys are quite laid back about it when they're in a contract year but, personally, I don't like to worry about these things and risk have it affect my performance on the pitch. I'm glad it's out of the way and it's a weight off my mind."
"I'm enjoying my rugby and playing most weeks. We're still a work in progress but I'm really happy to be playing my part."
Gloucester return to the Heineken Cup this season and kick-off their European adventure with a tie against former Champions Toulouse in the south of France on Sunday November 13.