Bath Rugby’s Charlie Ewels has today been confirmed as the club captain ahead of the first home fixture of the 2019/20 campaign.
He takes over the responsibility from Matt Garvey who served in the role for the past two seasons.
“It’s a huge honour - coming through the Academy setup, this is my Club, the only one I’ve ever known and the only one I’ve wanted to play for.
“As captain, I run out of the tunnel first, but you’d be naïve to think one guy can lead a team on his own. We have an emerging group of leaders who all drive standards. A number of our guys have captained our team on a match day and know what it’s all about.
"You need strong leaders around you and guys who believe in the same things and understand what we’re trying to achieve. This is all starting to form for us now and I’m fortunate to have a great group of players around me that can help me play my best rugby too,” commented Ewels.
The 24-year-old, who has 12 international caps and has just returned from training with England’s World Cup Squad is a natural leader having skippered Bath on 10 occasions during the 2018/19 season.