18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
The 2006 Amlin Challenge Cup winners return to the Heineken Cup this season and will face Toulouse, Harlequins and Connacht in Pool 6 of the competition.
"To be given the role is a huge honour. I've been at the club for many years now, and in that time I have played under a number of great leaders," he said.
"And in the history of the club there have been a huge number of illustrious captains. So to join those ranks is an absolute privilege.
"Very few men are handed the privilege of being club captain at a club like Gloucester, and I will give it everything I have to make sure I don't let anyone down."