Huddersfield’s marquee signing Aidan Sezer has been given the captaincy role at the club for the 2020 campaign.
The 28-year-old, who has joined the Giants on two-year marquee contract, takes the captaincy from club legend Leroy Cudjoe for this season.
Giants coach Simon Woolford said: “He’s our on field general and that’s what we bought him here for.
“Since we brought him in, the impact on the group has been amazing and has made him the natural candidate. He’s a leader on and off the field, which is vital when considering your captain.
“I had a good chat with Leroy and he supports the decision.
“He wants to focus on getting fit to play and recovering to make an impact in 2020 and we both felt that he didn’t need the distraction of the captaincy.”
Sezer said: “I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to captain the Giants and have the belief from a great bunch of lads and the coaching staff.
“I feel being a good captain takes selflessness and performance, with these two attributes you can lead effectively.
“I’m now excited about the year ahead, relishing the prospect of being half-back and captain at the Giants, so hopefully I can do the badge proud and we as a club can have a good 2020.”