After being announced as the club’s new captain for 2019, Wakefield Trinity’s Jacob Miller praised the influence of predecessor Danny Kirmond. When the forward was injured in 2018, the Australian half-back took up the mantle and Chris Chester revealed that the former Hull FC pivot would replace Kirmond for 2019.
“I am very privileged and honoured to captain this club,” 26-year-old Miller told the media. “When I joined this club four years ago, I never thought I would be captain but I was over the moon when Chezzy [Chris Chester] told me in the break that I was going to be captain,” he continued. Back-rower Kirmond will still hold the role of club captain for 2019 with Miller’s role being more on-field and the pivot admitted that fan-favourite Kirmond would always be the leader of the club. “He will always be the captain and the leader of this team. He is an influential player on and off the field that this team needs. I’ll do my bit on the field where I can but Kirmo will be the leader of this club,” he explained.
Former Huddersfield Giants man and 2013 Man of Steel Danny Brough has been named vice-captain on his return to Trinity, the club he left in 2010.