Cap­tain Dar­ius to steer Bron­cos in 2017

Rugby League Week - - The Mole -

DAR­IUS BOYD IS THE HOT favourite to be named Bron­cos cap­tain next year but there’s a push from for­mer stars for hooker An­drew McCul­lough to get the gig. Vo­cal club leg­end Steve Re­nouf is push­ing for gen­er­a­tional change and tells me McCul­lough should get the job based on his re­li­a­bil­ity, tem­per­a­ment and re­spect among the play­ing group. Dar­ren Lock­yer has also talked up McCul­lough and Ben Hunt while also con­ced­ing Boyd and Sam Thai­day de­serve to be in the mix.

Boyd’s form in 2016 was mag­nif­i­cent and if Ben­nett wants a skip­per who leads by his ac­tions more than words, then the full­back is per­fect for the role.

Iron­i­cally, Boyd was of­fered the job this year but de­clined, prompt­ing Ben­nett to hand the reins to an­other vet­eran, Corey Parker.

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