Seems to have been a good choice by Des. He has led from example and grown in stature. He is more of a 'Do as I do' Captain rather than a 'Do as I say' type. Since late in 2005 when some questioned his value he has been magnificent and can be rightly considered up there with the best props, and yet without the hype!! No fuss and just quietly gets the job done. What I have also enjoyed is that we seem to have moved on from constantly fighting with referees and are now winning some penalty counts. This augurs well for the future.