Wasps hand captaincy to Chris Bell
August 20, 2013
Chris Bell has been named Wasps captain for the 2013-14 campaign.
Bell, who plays in the centre, joined the club in the summer of 2011 from Sale Sharks and has since made 36 appearances for the Adams Park side. And Bell is delighted to be handed the honour.
"I have captained Wasps a few times now and it's always been a very enjoyable experience and something I was always very proud to do," Bell said. "We've got some great leaders here anyway so it's not a terribly difficult task to motivate the players but it's about getting out there and leading by example in every way that I can."
Director of Rugby Dai Young added: "When you are picking a captain you are always looking for someone who has the respect of the coaching staff and the respect of the other players, which Chris has in abundance.
"Not only that, but he sets very good standards both on and off the field and he does that really well. He's somebody that's got that experience and knowledge and can offer opinions, which is really important from the coaching perspective. I don't want a 'yes-man' as a captain, I want somebody that can offer genuine opinions on behalf of the squad and I know he is the right man for that."
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