The Australian is reporting that new recruit Ben Mowen is going to be named Captain of the Brumbies.
He’ll be the only non-wallaby skippering a side in the Australian conference.
Passing over the excellent Stephen Moore is a bit of a surprise, but Jake White wants this to be his, and no one else’s, team and this appears to be a step in that direction.
UPDATE 15/02/12 14:00: The team have put out their full announcement (bit of a worry the organisation leaked the appointment):
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The University of Canberra Brumbies have announced Ben Mowen as their Captain for the 2012 FxPro Super Rugby season.
Mowen has garnered a wealth of support from his team mates and coaching staff at the University Canberra Brumbies since arriving for pre-season training almost nine months ago.
Along with Mowen, Head Coach Jake White has also appointed three Vice-Captains in Stephen Moore, Dan Palmer and Pat McCabe.