Every Super League club’s future captain – Leeds Rhinos backrower, Wigan Warriors halfback and Castleford Tigers hooker

Every club in Super League has great young talent in their squad who will carry their club forward. But who will lead your club as captain in the future?

Castleford Tigers: Cain Robb
A tough hooker willing to do the hard work and also learning under the brilliant Paul McShane he will learn to be a great organising nine. He’s also had to pay his dues on loan which can only build character.

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue
An exhilarating player capable of conjuring something from nothing, Arthur Mourgue is the next generation of rugby league star and France’s next great hope. Capable of playing any role in the spine, one day soon he’ll settle into a key role and will be tasked with leading the Catalans attack so being a captain may become second nature as he guides his team’s offence. His magic footwork and speed also enables him to lead by example with amazing moments. He may also be a future France captain.

Huddersfield Giants: Olly Russell
We’ve seen Olly Russell lead Huddersfield round the field all season. He does a magnificent job and is one of the most underrated halfbacks in the league. A natural organiser, being a skipper often comes as second nature to players like him. Someone whose only ever played for the Giants – except for loan moves – he’ll know what it means to lead the club.

Hull FC: Joe Lovodua
Hull FC may have a new captain as soon as next year depending on what happens to Luke Gale. A man like Joe Lovodua who is a good age and already so key to Hull FC could be the ideal skipper so long as he is given a more concrete role rather than the utility he role he currently occupies.

Hull KR: Jez Litten
Like many in this list, Jez Litten is in the right kind of role to take on the role of captain as he figures in the spine. A relatively young player who already has vast experiences. Hull KR’s recent successes will help him evolve into a very good skipper.

Leeds Rhinos: Morgan Gannon
The biggest compliment I can give Morgan Gannon is people don’t think of him as a youngster. He’s just a trusted member of the Leeds squad who tackles hard, runs harder and doesn’t shy away from the fight. He’s only going to get better and evolve into one of Super League’s top forwards. He won’t take a backwards step and that would make him an exceptional skipper.

Salford Red Devils: Brodie Croft
In his middle 20s, Brodie Croft still has plenty of his career left and will devote a lot of that to Salford given the role he’s played for them in recent weeks as a star player who can also lead the rest of the team.

St Helens: Jack Welsby
A young man, Jack Welsby has not only proven himself as key to a successful side but he’s proven he’s got the maturity to not let that try define him instead looking to win more and improve. All these qualities would make him a great captain of St Helens and maybe even England.

Toulouse Olympique: Olly Ashall-Bott
A great player with a bright future as well as a bright present due to his explosive and elusive running game. As he develops into a real star, he may be the perfect player to lead the French side forward.

Wakefield Trinity: Lewis Murphy
Some believe wingers don’t make good captains, but Ash Handley as vice captain at Leeds has shown that’s not the case and a young player like Lewis Murphy has the ability to develop into a top tier talent one who could lead Wakefield by example.

Warrington Wolves: Connor Wrench
Connor Wrench is a very similar player as is Josh Thewlis. The pair are exceptional young players who will go onto be stars of Super League and their quality and developing experience will make them the pillars of Warrington for years to come. Wrench’s more central role, assuming Thewlis becomes a winger rather than a fullback, could make him the slightly better captain but both would be worthy candidates.

Wigan Warriors: Harry Smith
Already a match winner in a Challenge Cup Final with massive big game experience. He’s only going to get better and experience more over the next few years and will become a great leader especially due to his role in the halves for the Warriors.

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