Carlos Tuimavave is set to be Hull FC’s new skipper in 2023 as the club enter a new era under the command of new coach and former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR boss Tony Smith.
After disappointing seasons the last few years, Hull FC are hoping things change in 2023 and the new skipper believes that is the case describing the new coaches as “a breath of fresh air” and saying there is a good attitude amongst the squad last night at a Hall of Fame event.
He said: “It has been a breath of fresh air this season with new coaching staff and facilities. Everyone is turning up to training with a great attitude and it’s bringing a great vibe to the camp.”
On being named skipper of the famous club, the centre said:
“I’m very proud and humbled to be given the captaincy, and I wont be taking it for granted. There is going to be a lot more responsibilities on my shoulders, but I’m willing and excited to take on the challenge.”
Meanwhile, he noted his excitement at being able to lead the side out for the first time as captain:
“When I captain the side for the first time, it’ll be a proud moment for myself and my family. I’ve worked hard for this opportunity and I can’t wait to start the season.”
🗣️ CT: "When I captain the side for the first time, it’ll be a proud moment for myself and my family. I’ve worked hard for this opportunity and I can’t wait to start the season."
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) January 25, 2023
Hull’s Super League opener comes against Castleford Tigers at the MKM Stadium.
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