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Leigh Centurions name joint captains for 2014 season
5:25pm Tuesday 17th December 2013 in Sport
LEIGH Centurions have decided on appointing joint captains for 2014 - one of them being a new signing.
Ireland international Stuart Littler and new arrival Oliver Wilkes, who represented Scotland in the World Cup, will take on the joint role, with Bob Beswick retaining his vice captaincy.
Head coach Paul Rowley said: "Stuart and Oliver are both highly respected professionals and both have a huge amount of experience at all levels of our game.
"Stuart finished last year as captain and did a fantastic job. He's a solid leader, and a good representative for the club around town. His main role will be to strategically lead our backs around the field this year.
"I've known Oliver for many years, and played alongside him, so I know that he is definitely good captain material. While Stuart will predominately lead our backs, Oliver will perform the same role with our forwards, as well as representing our players who travel over from Yorkshire.
"Both players will play an important role, communicating between the coaching staff and the players, which of course is vital for us to successfully execute our game plans.
"Bob Beswick will remain as Vice Captain. I didn't want to burden him too much with the communication side of things, as he's very much a man of action, who inspires our players by leading from the front.
"The boys have had some very tough training over the last few weeks and in that time many other natural leaders have shone through. In fact I'd go as far as to say that every player at some point showed the ability to lead, be strong and inspire others, which can only make our squad stronger as a unit."
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