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Dan Cole among five players to pen new deals with Leicester Tigers

England international Dan Cole has committed his future to Leicester. Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

England prop Dan Cole has committed his future to Leicester on a day when the Tigers announced new contracts for a raft of players.

British & Irish Lions front-rower Cole led the clutch of new deals at Welford Road, with Matt Toomua, Telusa Veainu, Mike Williams and Greg Bateman also re-signing.

Cole has racked up 75 England caps since his 2010 debut, with the 30-year-old also appearing in three Lions Tests across two tours.

Australia playmaker Toomua has signed until 2020, while Tonga winger Veainu, England flanker Williams and front-rower Bateman have also penned new deals.

"Coley is an outstanding player and a great example of a player who has come through the ranks at the club, earning his place in the senior squad and progressing to become first choice for club and country," said Leicester head coach Matt O'Connor.

"He is among a core of senior professionals who have come through together here and are now in key leadership roles within the squad."

Academy graduate Cole has made 185 appearances for the Tigers since his 2007 debut, and he admitted it was not a hard choice for him to remain at his home-town club.

"I am very happy to sign a new contract at Leicester," said Cole. "The quality and depth of the playing squad along with the direction of Matt O'Connor made re-signing an easy decision to make."

Veainu has impressed consistently since joining Leicester after the 2015 World Cup, while Zimbabwe-born flanker Williams won selection to the England squad in 2016.

"Telusa has been in outstanding form and is a key player for us," said O'Connor. "He's a popular guy in the squad, he works very hard and he is still improving as a player.

"We have some top-class players in our backline and Telusa is central to that.

"Mike is a strong presence in the back-row and has some good experience at this level now," O'Connor continued.

"We were keen to extend his contract and he was keen to stay here so we're delighted terms have been agreed."

Veainu broke through in Super Rugby in New Zealand and Australia before switching to the Aviva Premiership.

"I'm very settled here in Leicester, it's my home away from home so it was an easy decision to make," said the 26-year-old. "I want to win and play my best rugby here.

"The boys are like family to me and the fans are loyal. I love playing at Welford Road."

Williams, 26, has recovered from a nasty broken arm to continue his bullish string of performances.

He said: "Leicester were so good to me throughout my injury to my arm, it's a great place to play rugby and we have exciting times ahead of us as a squad."