Taulapapa to skipper Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that Misi Taulapapa will be their captain for the 2017 season.

The Samoan international, who can operate at full back, anywhere in the threequarter line, or in the back row, scored 16 tries last season for Rovers, after joining them from Sheffield Eagles.

“It is a real privilege to have been handed the captaincy for this season, it will be big honour to lead the team,” said Taulapapa.

“Last year was pretty special but we want make an impact in the Super 8s this time around. That is our aim. A top-four finish is a minimum for this club.

“We have recruited a great squad and everyone is raring to go. We want to make a big start against Halifax and kick on from there.”

Rovers coach Jon Sharp feels that Taulapapa’s experience and commitment to the cause make him a natural choice as skipper.

“Misi often comes across as a quiet character and that is very much true of him, but he is man who leads by example and will be a great captain for this club,” said Sharp.

“He is very much the main man in the dressing room. He is a fantastic athlete, who prepares himself in the right way, does the right things off the field and keeps himself in great shape.

“The boys and the coaching staff boast a great deal of respect for Misi, so making him captain, for this coming season, we believe, was very much the right call for us.”


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