Warrington announce dual captaincy

Warrington will have two captains for the 2019 season, with club captain Chris Hill being joined by second rower Jack Hughes.

Hughes captained the England Knights side last year during their tour of Papua New Guinea and has been given the opportunity to lead his side by head coach Steve Price. The captaincy duo will also be supported by vice-captain Kevin Brown.

The Wolves had a similar set up back in 2014 when both Ben Westwood and Michael Monaghan were named as joint captains. They reached both the play-off and Challenge Cup semi-finals that year.

Price said: “We feel it’s our best fit going forward. With Chris (Hill) not playing a full 80 minutes, and Kev (Brown) being the current vice-captain and doing a really good job looking after all our attacking structures, I felt that we needed a player who could support Chris in that role.

“As a stand-out performer in our pre-season, epitomising our standards and what we are trying to drive here at the club, there’s no better person than Jack Hughes to complement Chris and Kev.”

The 27-year-old joined Warrington in 2016 and will surpass 100 games for the club this season.