Hull’s new signing Luke Gale says he wants to lead from the front after being named club captain for the upcoming Super League season.
The 33-year-old England international has captained his previous clubs Castleford and Leeds. He takes over the captaincy role from co-captains Scott Taylor and Danny Houghton.
Former Man of Steel Gale joined the Black and Whites in the off-season from Leeds on a one-year deal.
He said: “It’s a massively proud moment for me and a huge honour and privilege. I’m really excited for this opportunity and the year ahead.
“Hull FC is a massive club. I’ve played against this team for many years; and for my name to be up there with so many of them former captains is really special for me.
“I’ve got a lot of experience, this is my 14th pre-season and I’ve played a lot of games. I’m not perfect and I don’t have every answer, but I go out there and give it 110% and put the team first every time I go onto the field.
“I do my best to lead from the front, and lead by example.”
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Hull coach Brett Hodgson said: “I said at the back end of last year that we were going to change our captain and I think Luke is a fresh voice who can inspire those around him.
“I’m impressed with what he has shown so far and I’m excited to see more from him.
“Luke has come to our club with outstanding pedigree. He has played at an international level and the amount of leadership he has brought into our group has been immense.
“He leads by example, he isn’t afraid to challenge senior players, but he encourages junior players too, which is an important trait for our captain.”