Being a captain takes all sorts of leadership skills; vocality, communication and an inspiring character are all vital elements of leading a team.
Next up in this series is Hull FC, whose current skippers are Danny Houghton, Marc Sneyd and Scott Taylor.
But, just which three players would take the black-and-whites’ mantle within the next decade?
He only joined Hull in 2020, but Jordan Johnstone proved last season that he would become an important player for the Airlie Birds once Danny Houghton has retired. The hooker provides Hull with another exciting attacking outlet and shapes up well in defence. The former Widnes man is still only 23 too.
Another player that had a stellar 2020, Joe Cator burst onto the scene for the black-and-whites towards the back end of the year, defying his relatively small stature to put in some massive hits in defence. Always one to take the ball forward and put himself about, Cator is already a much revered member of a huge Hull pack and will be key for years to come.
Jake Connor looks to be settled in West Hull and is arguably one of the greatest mavericks in the top-flight. The fullback looks to have taken to the number one spot like a duck to water and Connor will be crucial if Hull are going to win trophies in the near future. He’s only 26, so if the ex-Huddersfield man stays for the rest of his career, then he will surely be given the captain’s armband.