Richard Ferguson

Captains aplenty

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 30 Jan 2012 at 08:30
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Western Force coach Richard Graham has announced his captain for the Super Rugby tournament, with flanker David Pocock taking over from previous captain Nathan Sharpe.

Pocock, who is only 23 years old, could build up a big career and prove himself as potential Australian captain, with Sharpe still in the mix being able to assist the young captain in his growth.

In other Australian news, Rocky Elsom has been announced as captain of the NSW Waratahs franchise, taking over from the retired Phil Waugh. Dan Vickerman was also considered for the position, but Elsom’s previous experience in leading the Australian team got him the nod.

Elsom was replaced by James Horwill as Australian captain for the World Cup, after Elsom was seen as not being good in the media, but is seen as a fantastinc ‘on-field’ leader.


  • Does anyone have a full list of captains for all the teams?

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.01.12 08:47:16 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Strauss – Lions
    Daniel – Sharks
    Spies – Bulle

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.01.12 08:57:57 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) :

    Conrad Smith – Hurricanes
    Richie McCaw – Crusaders
    Adam Thomson – Highlanders (I think)
    Keven Mealamu – Blues
    Liam Messam & Craig Clarke – Chiefs co-captains, weird yes.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.01.12 09:16:48 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 2) :

    Burger – Stormers
    Juan Smith or Adriaan Strauss (depending on fitness of Juan?) at Cheetahs.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.01.12 09:18:02 by hendrikp Reply

  • Rocky Elsom – Waratahs
    Stirling Mortlock – Rebels (odd choice considering he’s again injured I think)
    James Horwill – Reds
    David Pocock – Western Force

    And not sure who the Brumbies captain is or will be. If I had to have a guess, probably Stephen Moore.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.01.12 09:24:26 by hendrikp Reply

  • Great stuff, thanks. 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.01.12 09:36:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Jamie Mackintosh still the clan leader at the Highlanders?

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.01.12 10:25:18 by LordHope Reply

  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : FL team selections? 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.01.12 10:57:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I didn’t think Pocock was still so young, he’s going to be around for a while

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.01.12 08:39:36 by Mutley Reply

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