And although Pelous may miss the game against Ireland because of a niggling left knee injury, Michalak cannot hide his huge satisfaction at seeing him taking the leadership.
"It is great he will be the captain," the 21-year-old said. "He was definitely the right person for the job, mainly because he has already been captain.
"Even though he might not be back on time for our first Six Nations match, I know we can all rely on him.
"He is a great competitor and has an exceptional personality."Â Â