Plymouth Albion head coach James Shanahan has decided to have a club captain
and a separate match day captain this season.
29 year old scrum half Ruairi Cushion, who is about to start his fifth season
at Albion, has been appointed club captain.
Speaking about the appointment Shanahan said, “Ruairi is a natural leader
and he knows Plymouth Albion through and through. He is well respected and when
he talks the players listen.”
The match day captain will be selected from match to match. Shanahan commenting
on this decision said, “The match day captain will be one of the senior
players. In pre season Rhys Oakley, Sean-Michael Stephen and Eoghan Grace have
captained the side, and in all probability the match day captain will one of
“All three are natural leaders but saying that there are one or two others
in the squad who are showing leadership qualities and could easily do the job.”
Oakley, who is also Albion’s forward coach, will skipper the side when they
play Gloucester on Friday evening at Kingsholm.