A lot of clubs are currently making decisions regarding their captaincy.
Salford Red Devils confirmed that former Leeds Rhinos skipper Kallum Watkins will lead his home town team.
Speaking of the Rhinos, there’s been no confirmation of their captaincy in 2023 with speculation that Kruise Leeming could be swapped for another player.
Elsewhere, Hull FC have given the captaincy to Carlos Tuimavave in 2023 as per yesterday’s announcement.
With some clubs switching up their captains in 2023, Castleford Tigers have elected to stick rather than twist as Paul McShane will keep the armband.
“Paul will be captain,” Lee Radford revealed on Tigers TV before admitting that they haven’t yet decided who the vice-captain is yet, “We’ve not made a decision in terms of the vice-captain.”
Meanwhile, Radford confirmed that the squad numbers will be confirmed tonight at an event at Oulton Hall:
“Internally that has been done, they were nailed down last week, there is a big event on Friday where they will be made public.”
After that, the Tigers have a clash with Keighley Cougars on Sunday against former player Jake Webster in his testimonial in a game that will also see another former Tiger in the shape of Luke Gale debut for the Cougars against his former club.
The Tigers begin their season against Hull FC, Radford’s former team, away from home in less than a month’s time.