Head Coaches John Duffy and Chris Chester have named Dale Ferguson as the new Scotland Captain, taking over from Huddersfield Giants team mate Danny Brough.

Ferguson made his debut in 2010 against Wales and has been capped 17 times and is the 5th most capped Scotland player.

Having played in two World Cups and the 4 Nations in 2016, Ferguson will bring a wealth of experience to the squad.

Ferguson said:

It’ll be a huge honour to captain my country, I made my debut in 2010 against Wales and I’m looking forward to leading Scotland in the next World Cup cycle, we are looking to secure qualification this year through the European Championships, I’m absolutely gutted to be missing this year’s campaign but I have every faith in the lads.

Head Coach John Duffy had this to say about Ferguson:

Fergie is a highly committed and talented player. Since his debut he has consistently shown what it means to him and his family for him to pull on the Bravehearts shirt. He thoroughly deserves to be the Scotland captain.

Ferguson is currently injured but will be a part of the Scotland squad but will miss out on playing in Scotland’s European Championship campaign. The coaches have given the Captaincy to Ben Kavanagh who made his debut in 2013 and has played every game since making his debut, if Kavanagh plays in all 3 tests he will become Scotland 3rd most capped player.

Kavanagh said:

It is a massive honour to be named captain. I am proud of my Scottish heritage and I can’t wait to pull on the shirt and lead out the lads for this tournament.