Wallabies enforcer Adam Coleman won't have to curb his confrontational instincts to suit his new role as Melbourne Rebels skipper, according to teammate Will Genia.
The 26-year-old lock has been handed the captaincy of the Super Rugby side after joining them from the defunct Western Force.
Coleman has become one of Australia's most important Test players due to his no-holds-barred aggression and Genia said that was precisely the reason why he was so perfect for the role.
"He still has blow-ups at training with Jordy for not throwing straight or whatever it might be," Genia said.
"That's what you want from him because that's his point of difference.
"He has that aggression which allows him to be real physical in games and naturally, we follow him anyway because he does that.
"It only makes sense for him to be a leader.
"Off the field, he brings that as well.
"He's got all the foundations to be a really good leader moving forward."
Genia, who moved to the Rebels after being unable to return to the Queensland Reds, said there was no schism at the club between incumbent Melbourne players and those who followed new coach David Wessels from the Force.
He also said external expectations of big improvements in Melbourne, following their huge recruiting spree, matched those inside the dressing room.
"You can't go into a season saying you want to finish mid-table. You go into a season genuinely wanting to win the comp," Genia said.
"Sometimes that doesn't always translate but where it does is on the training pitch, where you train hard and give yourself the opportunity to play well.
"I think we're more than capable of handling that pressure because we've got senior players but really young players who are kind of oblivious to that sort of stuff anyway. It's a good blend."
Coleman isn't in Melbourne's squad for the Brisbane Tens, which begins on Friday, while Genia is but may be a late scratching due to a back injury.