Campese handed Hull KR captaincy

Hull KR have named new signing Terry Campese as their new captain.

Campese, 30, is a former Australia international, and takes over from co-captains Travis Burns and Josh Hodgson, who departed to St Helens and Canberra respectively.

He said: “It’s a huge honour for me. This club’s got a lot of history behind it, it’s a very proud club and I can’t wait to run out there with the boys.

Being captain does come with a bit of added pressure, people expect you to perform and lead the team each and every week and that’s something I’m keen to do here. I want to knuckle down and play my best football for this club.

Campese made more than 100 appearances in the NRL for Canberra, and has also played State of Origin for New South Wales.

Rovers coach Chris Chester said: “I thought Terry was a natural candidate. He’s an experienced player and he’s been captain for Canberra, but it’s more what he brings to the role off the field as well.

 

“He sets certain standards at training and is very clear on how he wants his team to be off the field. I’ve been really impressed with how he’s settled in and brought everybody together. He’s a genuinely good guy and he made it an easy decision for me.”

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