Hull KR half-back Terry Campese says he "loves" the added pressure that comes from being captain.
The 30-year-old, who joined Rovers from Canberra Raiders in the off-season, has been chosen to captain the team after filling the same role at the NRL side.
"I'm very excited about the role I've been given and I'm very excited for 2015," he told the club website.
"I love leading the boys out and I can't wait to get out there and play for the home crowd."
He added: "Being captain does come with added pressure because people expect you to lead the team every week, so it will be a big challenge."
The Robins finished ninth in Super League last season, four points outside the play-off places.
Campese is looking forward to making his debut for the club in Sunday's friendly against cross-city rivals Hull FC.
"I can't wait for the derby. It's only a friendly but I'm sure there'll be some fireworks," he said.
"The majority of the squad will play in that game so I'm counting down for it."