Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Bryan Redpath has announced the appointment of David Seymour as captain, with Sam Tuitupou as vice captain.
Seymour has previous experience of skippering Sale Sharks, having led the side at the start of last season when former All Black Tuitupou was unavailable.
Redpath believes in Seymour he has the perfect man for the job."From watching Sale last year I could see even before getting here you could see how committed David is. He’s also a very smart rugby player and as flanker he’s around some very key people in the game," said Redpath.
"Playing at seven he’s always going to be around the contact area, he’s always going to be around that first breakdown.We need someone in there who is going to be close to the referees and be able to give some feedback.
"He leads by example in most things he does and he’s a great role model for both the other senior professionals and all of the younger guys at the club.