Lynch named as Hull captain

James Gordon

Hull will be captained in 2012 by prop Andy Lynch, the club has announced.

Lynch, 32, signed from Bradford in the close season from an undisclosed fee, and was announced as the new skipper at a fans forum on Wednesday night.

His vice captain will be long-serving half-back Richard Horne.

The Airlie Birds were captained last season by Craig Fitzgibbon, who hung up his boots at the end of the season.