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Tony Smith explains Hull FC captaincy decision as star man takes on role after injuries

Carlos Tuimavave has been confirmed as Hull FC’s new skipper after an injury hit season.

This comes after Luke Gale left for Keighley Cougars at the expiry of his one year contract at the club which he signed as he left Leeds Rhinos at the end of the 2021 campaign.

Tuimavave is the club’s 60th captain in their long history and new boss Tony Smith has explained the decision on the club’s website:

“Carlos holds a huge amount of respect across the squad. There were a number of candidates who were considered for the captaincy, but he has a calmness about him which made him suitable for the role.

“He is respected for what he has done, and what he does in terms of his professionalism and setting an example in training

“He would be the first to say that he needs the support of others in the group, as any captain does – it’s an honour and a privilege, but he needs the support of others who hold those leadership qualities, and he’ll have that from a lot of people within the group.

“He has been brilliant in the time I have been here, and he has been here across his time at the club – he’s been someone I’ve certainly admired when I’ve been at other clubs.”

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