Mills confirmed as Exiles' skipper
August 7, 2012
Jonathan Mills alongside the Aviva Premiership trophy © Getty Images
London Welsh have confirmed that Jonathan Mills will continue as their skipper for the 2012-13 Aviva Premiership season.
Flanker Mills captained the Exiles to Championship success last season and is the club's current longest serving player. Mills recently penned a new deal with the Premiership side and he is relishing the chance to add to his 141 appearances in the top-flight next term.
"I'm very happy to keep doing the job and delighted that Lyn thought I did a good job last season," Mills said. "The captaincy brings out the best in me. The way I play, I lead from the front anyway and hopefully it inspires the other boys to an extent.
"I've experienced lows during my time with the club, but it's moving forward now and it's really exciting times. The standard of players we're signing and who want to come to the club shows how far London Welsh has progressed, and hopefully it will keep getting stronger and moving forwards. You can't really believe where we've got to. When I first joined the club it was fighting relegation. To now be in the Premiership is very special."
London Welsh head coach Jones added: "Jonathan performed well last season on his return to the side. He's a good leader on the field and he deserves the opportunity to captain London Welsh in the club's first year of Premiership rugby."
London Welsh bolstered their squad with the recruitment of former Sale hooker Neil Briggs on Monday.
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