Super League: Hull KR name Travis Burns and Josh Hodgson joint captains

Last Updated: 17/01/14 3:30pm

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Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock opts for split captaincy

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock opts for split captaincy

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Hull KR have appointed joint captains in Travis Burns and Josh Hodgson to succeed Michael Dobson who has returned to Australia.

Rovers coach Craig Sandercock has adopted a growing trend of sharing out the captaincy role following the return of skipper Dobson to the NRL at the end of last season.

"I personally never used to be a fan of co-captains but when I worked in the NRL, the club I was with had them and they won the competition," Sandercock said.

"North Queensland have run with Jonathan Thurston and Matthew Scott and Souths also run with about six captains who are all part of a senior leadership group.

"Having been over here for a couple of years and seen Josh and Travis' personalities I think this will work well for our club. They are two different personalities who offer different things and I think it's the best fit for us.

"Josh has already skippered the England Knights and everyone knows that Travis is a real competitor who wears his heart on his sleeve. They're also two great players and we're very lucky to have a strong group of senior players within the squad this year."

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