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Gareth Ellis has thrown his hat into the ring to become England captain

Last Updated: 09/10/12 3:48pm

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Gareth Ellis: Interested in succeeding Jamie Peacock as England captain

Gareth Ellis: Interested in succeeding Jamie Peacock as England captain

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Gareth Ellis would be interested in captaining England but admits the job will more likely go to a younger candidate.

Steve McNamara is yet to name a permanent successor to Jamie Peacock, who relinquished the armband when he retired from international duty in June.

With Ellis knowing he may only be on the scene for a few more years, McNamara might prefer to give the captaincy to someone who has more longevity in the squad.

"Pulling on an England jersey is probably one of the proudest moments I've ever had and to lead the team would be fantastic," said Ellis.

"But I fully appreciate that I'm 31 now and probably not going to be around for too many years.

"This might be an opportunity for Steve to pick someone a bit younger. There are plenty of candidates. I suppose it depends on how Steve wants to go about it."

Ellis is returning to Super League with Hull FC following three years with Wests Tigers in the NRL and he believes the time is right to play in England's top flight once again.

"I knew I'd want to come back at some stage and the time feels right," he added. "I'm glad I did it and I wouldn't change anything. If anyone asks me, I can only tell them how good it is and I think there will be more players go out there.

"It's certainly one of the best things that I've ever done. It brought me on as a player and certainly brought me on as a person, going out there not knowing anybody and having to make your own way on and off the field."

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