Sale captain David Seymour has signed a new contract with the Aviva Premiership club.
The flanker has been one of the rocks of the Sharks since joining from Saracens in 2009.
"I have enjoyed my time at the club and whilst we are currently at the foot of the Premiership, there is a good strong team spirit and we feel we can rescue our season and reward our loyal fans," Seymour said.
"I look forward to spending my future years at the club."
Director of rugby Steve Diamond added: "I have had the pleasure of coaching David at both Saracens and Sale Sharks.
"He is a great player and a natural leader. We are delighted he has agreed a new deal."