Luke Narraway handed Gloucester captaincy

Luke Narraway
Narraway skippered England for their non-cap game against the Barbarians in May

Gloucester have named number eight Luke Narraway as captain for their forthcoming Premiership campaign.

Narraway, 28, filled in as skipper last term while Mike Tindall was on international duty with England and led the side to their LV= Cup victory.

"To be given the role is a huge honour," he told the club website.

"In the history of the club there have been a huge number of illustrious captains. So to join those ranks is an absolute privilege."

He added: "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."

Worcester-born Narraway, who has seven England caps, made his debut for the club in 2003 and has gone on to make 143 appearances.

He signed a two-year contract extension last season to keep him at Kingsholm until 2012.