Lunt named Hull KR captain for 2018

Drew Darbyshire

Hull Kingston Rovers star Shaun Lunt will continue his role as club captain for 2018.

The 30-year-old hooker led the squad to promotion back to the Betfred Super League last season at the first time of asking and he’s been selected by head coach Tim Sheens to carry on in his leadership position for their first season back in the top-flight.

Lunt had a huge 2017 for the Robins, gaining a lot of credit for skippering his side around the park while his performances led him to being named the club’s Player of the Year as well as the Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Year.

And the former England international will next get the chance to lead his team out on Friday night as the Robins welcome Wakefield Trinity to the KCOM Craven Park, 8pm kick-off.

On continuing his role as captain, Lunt said: “I’m delighted, especially to lead the side in Super League after we got promoted last year.

“The captaincy is something I’m privileged to have and it’s great for my family as well. My kids are over the moon that I’ve been made captain again and that makes it extra special.

“It was quite strange really, because I really enjoyed being captain last season, leading the team out and getting involved behind the scenes, but it didn’t really change me as a player. I just kept doing what I always do and it paid off.

“I’ve always made it clear how much I love this club and how much playing for Hull Kingston Rovers means to me, so to have the chance to be captain again is a massive honour.”