"I have got the best of both worlds," said Hansen. "The team have one person to look at for leadership and a clear direction about who is Captain. And I have got the four Vice-Captains to share his duties, both on and off the field.
"Colin Charvis is a man of great rugby quality, he wants it and feels comfortable doing it. He is one of the most experienced members of the squad and in a campaign like the Rugby World Cup we want the most experienced person doing the job.
"He is a world class player, his leadership qualities were outstanding in South Africa and everyone is behind him."