Warrington Wolves have named England international Chris Hill as their new captain for 2016.
The 28-year old, who has made 132 appearances for Warrington, has been promoted from his role as vice-captain following the departure of Joel Monaghan.
He was a standout star for the Wolves last year as they finished Super League in sixth place while he also impressed in England’s international Test series victory over New Zealand.
“Chris has been a leader at the club for a number of seasons,” said Wolves head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith.
“We see on a week to week basis his leadership qualities out on the pitch. However, his attitude towards training and how he conducts himself off the pitch is also first class.
“Although Chris will be named as captain we have a number of other players who provide fantastic leadership and will support Chris in his role.”
Hill added: “I feel immensely proud to be appointed as the captain of this great club. There have been a number of great leaders and captains who have gone before me so to be added to this list is quite humbling. There are a great number of leaders within the group so, no doubt, throughout the year they will all have valuable input and hopefully support me in this role.”