The Australian men's sevens team will have a changing of the guard for its 2016/17 World Rugby Series campaign.
Ed Jenkins is electing to step down from his role as captain and Braidwood-born Lewis Holland is taking his place.
Jenkins informed teammates of his decision before the team's victorious Central Coast sevens campaign on a recent weekend.
He said it was a move he had always planned to make post the Rio Olympic Games.
Lewis Holland has been appointed skipper for the Aussie Men's sevens program.
However, he will miss the entire 2016/17 World Series campaign after suffering a ruptured Achilles during a pre-season training session.
On the appointment of the 23-year-old, Friend said: "Lewis was the obvious choice to lead the team.
“Not only was he one of our most outstanding players last season, he has also grown tremendously as a leader and has the respect of the group.
"Lewy suffered a cruel break with his Achilles injury.
“But we wanted to acknowledge his standing within the squad by naming him as club captain.
“Throughout the season we'll appoint tournament captains for each tournament."
Jenkins has captained the side since 2011.
He said he wouldn't rule out continuing his career in the abbreviated form beyond 2018, after opting for a two-year contract extension.
"Over the next few years, I want to help the younger guys with their leadership and pass on any knowledge I've gained over the past eight years," Jenkins said.
"I never thought I'd get to Rio, so you never know what's around the corner.
“This is potentially my last sevens contract, so I want to give it everything to put the team in good stead.”
The men's sevens team will begin its 2016/17 World Rugby sevens Series in Dubai on December 2.
The squad features several new faces ahead of its new campaign, with sevens program veterans:
among the departures from the team following the Rio Olympics.
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