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Southwell to skipper Wasps

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:25
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Hugo Southwell has been named captain of London Wasps for the upcoming season with Marco Wentzel named vice-captain.

Hugo Southwell has been named captain of London Wasps for the upcoming season with Marco Wentzel named vice-captain.

In his second year at the Club, Southwell has been handed the captain’s armband on the back of a fine first season with Wasps, at the end of which he was named Players’ Player of the Season.

The fullback captained the side on a number of occasions last season and the 59-times capped Scottish international says he is honoured to be given the role on a permanent basis.

“It couldn’t be a bigger honour to be named captain and I’m hugely looking forward to it. I was thrilled to be given the award at the end of the season by the players and now being named as captain I hope I can continue to show my commitment to the players and to the club.

“When I did captain the side on occasions last year it was always a real pleasure because we’ve got a great bunch of talented guys here and lots of leaders in the squad. I feel there is a different dynamic at the club this year with the players we have brought in. We’ve added some real quality so it’s going to be a privilege to lead them out.”

Southwell will be part of a backline this season which has been boosted by the arrival of new signings Stephen Jones, Lee Thomas, Andrea Masi, James Bailey and Tommy Bell and he’s keen to get amongst it.

“I was disappointed and frustrated to miss the end of the season with a few hugely important games so I’m desperate to get back out there and get things going again and this starts for me tomorrow night against Leeds.”

Marco Wentzel, another player in his second season at Wasps, will provide strong support in the vice-captaincy role.

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said both players represent excellent leadership at the club.

“Both Hugo and Marco were a massive help in a very difficult season last year and they are both very strong leaders. While Hugo is captain, I see Marco as playing a big supporting role throughout the season.”

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