Kopczak named Wales captain for World Cup

Salford prop Craig Kopczak will skipper Wales in the upcoming World Cup Down Under.

Kopczak, 30, continues in the role he’s held for the past two seasons, where he led Wales to European Championship success in 2015 and World Cup qualification last autumn.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a big competition.

“One of my best memories is leading Wales out in Cardiff in the opening game of the 2013 World Cup. It was a huge honour and it’ll be great to do it in another World Cup.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge. Each game is going to be really competitive and we need to make sure that we match Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Ireland in every department.”

Workington forward Phil Joseph and London wing Elliot Kear have been named vice-captains.

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