Former Bishops Castle Rugby Club player Tom Savage is named skipper of Premiership outfit Gloucester (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Former Bishops Castle Rugby Club player Tom Savage is named skipper of Premiership outfit Gloucester Rugby Club
FORMER Bishops Castle rugby player Tom Savage has been appointed as the new captain of Premiership outfit Gloucester.
Savage, who was educated at Community College in Bishops Castle, has replaced Jim Hamilton.
It will be Savage’s third full season at Gloucester - he only started playing rugby properly when he was around 16 years old.
Last season, Savage started 20 of Gloucester’s 22 Premiership fixtures and captained the side in the final two matches.
Gloucester’s director of rugby, Nigel Davies, said: “Since my arrival at the club, I’ve been so impressed with the workrate Tom puts in on and off the field, and the respect his team-mates have for him. His work ethic and commitment are second to none.
“The story of how he came to join Gloucester, speaks volumes of the man and his character.
He may be a relatively young man, but he’s incredibly mature and sets an example that the other players find easy to follow.
“He’s going to be a fine leader for the team.”
Savage, 24, admitted he was ‘delighted and honoured’ to be offered the role.
“I was delighted when Nigel asked me to be captain.
“Gloucester is a special club, one with a long, proud history and it’s a privilege to be asked to captain the side.”
Savage moved with his family from Essex to Shropshire when he was 10 years old.