“I'm more a man that would like to lead with his actions”
Kelly BrownNew Scotland captain
"And we're playing against the best side in the world so it's a massive, massive challenge but one, I'm sure, we'll thrive on.
"I was asked and then I got injured. I was aware it may not happen again.
"I just wanted to work as hard as I possibly could and it's a huge honour to be asked to captain the side again."
The former Glasgow Warrior, who takes over the captaincy from Ross Ford, suffers from a stammer which he has addressed with the help of the McGuire Programme allowing him to now speak fluently.
But the number eight is not planning on making too many long-winded speeches.
"I'm more a man that would like to lead with his actions," he explained.
Brown is an inspiration - Robinson
"When something needs to be said I will say it, but my main role now is to make sure everyone in the squad knows exactly what's expected of them and that they just focus on doing their role as best as they can."
It is a similar method to David Sole and Finlay Calder, men who Brown cites as leadership inspiration.
"If I can be half as good as they were as skippers then I'll have done a pretty good job," he said.
Head coach Andy Robinson outlined the qualities he said made Brown the right choice to captain the national side.
"Kelly Brown is an inspirational person," he said.
"He has an aura, confidence and belief about him and a firm understanding of the game. He has been a very consistent performer for Scotland."
Brown will win his 50th cap against New Zealand at Murrayfield on 11 November.
The Scots then face South Africa on 17 November, also at Murrayfield, before hosting Tonga in Aberdeen on 24 November.
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