Hull KR: Michael Dobson 'honoured' to be captain

Michael Dobson

Hull KR scrum-half Michael Dobson has said he is "honoured" to have been named the club's captain.

The 26-year-old takes over from fellow Australian Ben Galea, who has joined city rivals Hull FC.

Dobson told BBC Radio Humberside: "It's a massive honour to be able to captain such a great club with a proud history.

"I don't think my role within the team will change that much on the pitch but I'll be expected to set an example off the field too."

He added: "I'm only 26 and I've still got a few years left in me yet."

Dobson joined the Craven Park side from NRL team Canberra Raiders in 2008 and has made 111 appearances for the Robins in Super League.

Prior to being named skipper, he had been linked with following Galea and Shannon McDonnell to the Black and Whites.

"You just have to laugh at the rumours to be honest," he continued.

"I'm glad that it's been put to bed because it could have been a distraction leading up to the new season."

Centre Kris Welham, 25, has been named vice-captain of Craig Sandercock's side.

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