Matt Diskin retains Bulls captaincy for 2014

Bradford Bulls hooker Matt Diskin has been named captain for the 2014 Super League campaign.

The 31-year-old former Rhinos star skippered the West Yorkshire outfit alongside Heath L’Estrange last year.

“I am extremely proud to be continuing as captain,” said Diskin.

“It is great to be the leader of a group of people who are very grounded and humble in how they go about their work.

“I am delighted to carry on in the role that has been bestowed on me, as we have some very talented young players coming through the ranks.

“Part of my responsibility is helping to guide them along the way and another part is leading the senior group, which me and the younger lads can tap into and breed a really good work ethic to bring back success to the club and to the city.”

Head coach Francis Cummins said: “We have got some really good leaders in Brett Kearney, Chev Walker, Garreth Carvell and Nick Scruton.

“But Matt is the one that really stands out, as an overall captain.

“I am not guaranteeing he will play every week but he is the leader of this group and is a fantastic influence on the environment.”