Featherstone Rovers head coach John Bastian has appointed 29-year-old second-row forward Tim Spears as the the new club captain.
Former Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs player Spears joined Rovers in 2009.
He has been a key figure in Featherstone’s pack during the last four seasons when they have finished top of the Championship.
“Tim has very good leadership and personal qualities that will set the standards for the rest of the squad,” said new boss Bastian.
“He is a well-rounded and well-mannered individual and is a player his colleagues rightly look up to.
“He plays the game with honest values and he is a hardworking and energetic player. These important attributes are backed up by excellent communication skills which is vital for a captain.
“He has a presence within the squad and is well respected by players and all staff at Featherstone Rovers.
“I am thrilled that Tim has agreed to take on this privileged opportunity of being captain of Rovers.”
Spears said: “I am delighted and immensely proud to be given the opportunity to captain this fantastic club that I supported from being a youngster.
“The boys are working exceptionally hard in our state of the art facilities to give us the best possible preparation for the tough challenges 2014 will bring.”