Leeds confirm Burrow as captain in McGuire’s absence

New Leeds Rhinos captain Rob Burrow has revealed he’s “honoured” to take over as skipper whilst Danny McGuire is on the sidelines.

Burrow was confirmed by the Rhinos today as the club’s stand-in captain whilst McGuire recovers from an injury suffered in the opening game of the season against Warrington.

And, speaking to the club’s official website, the long-serving Burrow admitted that he’s hopeful the transition shouldn’t be too difficult, owing to the amount of leaders the club have out on the field most weeks anyway.

He did, however, admit it was a real privilege to be named captain of the Rhinos.

“I’m absolutely honoured. I’m just filling in for Danny but to be asked I’m really thankful, and hopefully I’ll do the club proud as captain.

“Growing up as a kid I was captain of teams but I wouldn’t think I’d have to do much more than what I do now – it’s what halves and hookers do anyway. Danny is still the captain and he’ll be off the pitch but I’ll have to make some decisions on it.

“The team is well-organised anyway; there’s a lot of leaders out there so it should be fairly easy – but if anything needs to be done when I make a decision, that’ll be where I’ll step in.”