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globalrugbyleague - Sat, 03 Feb 2007 23:27:00 GMT


Hull born back row forward Lee Radford will captain The Black and Whites
in engage Super League XII and the Carnegie Challenge Cup in 2007.



After discussions between
playing and coaching staff at The Airlie Birds' warm weather training base in Portugal,
Radford was chosen for the role.

The 27-year-old, who joined
his hometown club from Bradford Bulls last season is seen by Peter Sharp as an
ideal replacement for Richard Swain, who stepped down from the role after
October's Grand Final.

Sharp, said: "Radders
is a very well respected character and he is a leader within the player group.
He has already achieved a lot in his career, but he is hungry for more.

"He is a great man to
have in your squad, he is highly influential and is also a great representative
for the club. I've spoken previously about our local core of players and having
a Hull born
captain is another example of the game thriving in the city."

Lee Radford,
added:"It's a real honour to be captain of Hull FC, as a squad we look
even stronger across the board and everyone, me included, will have to fight
for their place.

It's a great position
to be in when a captain can look around the field and see guys like Richard
Swain, Paul Cooke and Richard Horne."

Hull FC captains in the
Super League era include:

1998 - Alan Hunte/Gary
Lester

1999 - Karl Harrison

2000-01 - Tony Grimaldi

2002-04 - Jason Smith

2005 - Richard Swain
2006 - Richard Swain
2007 - Lee Radford - Read More, Here