8th March 2021, 10:18 | Hull

Hull FC name trio of co-captains

Hull FC name trio of co-captains

Hull FC Head Coach Brett Hodgson has named three Hull FC co-captains ahead of the 2021 Betfred Super League season.

Danny Houghton has held the position since 2018, but will be joined by former vice-captain Scott Taylor and influential halfback and two-time Lance Todd Trophy winner Marc Sneyd.

On the appointments, Hodgson said: “I’ve had plenty of conversations with the coaching staff having looked at the progression and development of the playing group throughout pre-season and discussed what we thought was best in terms of leading the group onto the field.

“We felt that Danny and Scott did a brilliant job last season, but we wanted to add to that by bringing Marc into the mix too.

“He is our general on the field and his leadership qualities put him in the right position to be able to join the other two and succeed in that role. He has a calming influence on the team, and you can see that when he is performing well, the team performs well.

“He is a born leader and essentially guided the players around the field last year too, so we have given him the promotion to show his value to us.”

On Houghton and Taylor, Hodgson added: “Danny continually looks to learn, and I feel he has really improved his leadership around the training ground over the last few months as we look to establish our values and culture. 

“He’s becoming more of a vocal leader and leading from the front when he is out on the field – his progression really has been outstanding. Being from the area, a lot of younger players look up to him which is important as captain.

“And Scott is our enforcer in terms of his physicality and presence on the field, with excellent communication. He leads with his actions on the field and brings something a little bit different to the other two. 

“We believe as a trio, their own qualities and skills can complement each other going forward into the new season.”