James Simpson-Daniel's Gloucester Rugby column: New captain Tom Savage can rule the Kingsholm roost for years to come
ATTITUDE makes Tom Savage's age irrelevant.
But at 24 and still improving, now that he's Gloucester captain, I think it's a role he could fill for years.
He gets on with everyone, is honest and hard working.
He's also able to have a good laugh too. He's not too intense, which is important.
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Sav has a good crack at the job now.
Nigel has made a shrewd and big statement for the future.
You don't always need a World Cup winner or a ten-year stalwart as your captain.
If things go well, Sav keeps improving as we can fairly expect and he can keep hold of the jersey, I see no reason why he can't be Gloucester captain for years to come.
And if that happens, then it's likely he could end up being a real club legend.
I find myself backing more and more of Nigel's decisions, and this is no exception.
Sav leads from the front, he draws people in with him – and he listens too.
He's not just going to make decisions on his own, he will gauge the views of those around him and we'll be stronger because of it.
So if Freddie says he wants to go for goal, then Sav will back him on it.
And if someone thinks of a good idea, then he will hear them out and take it forward.