So, his decision was a logical one and he confirmed on Tuesday morning that he's proud to take on the role on a permanent basis.
"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.
"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."