Gary Gold, Bath Rugby's incoming head coach, was hugely impressive when I spoke to him following his appointment earlier this week. He blends candour, experience and a steely edge, all leavened by a dollop or two of humour.
Some hard-nosed Springbok muscle is just the tonic for a Bath side which, too often, just wasn't able to physically assert itself on matches last season.
Club chairman Bruce Craig has also given me his explanation on why Gold was the man for him.
A tonne of reaction, analysis and comment surrounding Gold's appointment is in this week's Bath Chronicle. Sample some of it here.