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PostSubject: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeTue Jan 13, 2009 2:34 pm

Wallabies backrower Stephen Hoiles appointed Brumbies captain

AUSTRALIA backrower Stephen Hoiles has been appointed captain of the Brumbies for the 2009 Super 14 rugby season.

Hoiles takes over the captaincy from Australia skipper and centre Stirling Mortlock.

He has missed only one match for the Brumbies since transferring from the Waratahs for the 2007 season.

Capped 16 times by Australia, Hoiles said he felt very comfortable captaining the Brumbies and was fortunate to have a number of world-class leaders in the team, including Mortlock and openside flanker George Smith.

"I honestly believe that we are on the verge of doing something very special at the Brumbies and to be chosen to lead the team during that time is extremely exciting," Hoiles said.

New Brumbies head coach Andy Friend said Hoiles was one of several excellent captaincy candidates.

"This appointment is recognition of Steve's senior standing within the side and the respect he has from his teammates," Friend said.

"While Hoilesy has been a very consistent footballer throughout his career, I believe that we are yet to see the best out of him and by giving him this responsibility it will encourage him to realise that potential."

Friend said Mortlock and Smith, who has also captained the Brumbies, remained pivotal members of the team and he wanted them to play without the additional responsibility of the captaincy.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24908123-23217,00.html
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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeTue Jan 13, 2009 2:39 pm

The Brumbies have two previous Wallaby skippers.........why not use one of them??


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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeTue Jan 13, 2009 3:03 pm

Should've been George Smith - no contest
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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeTue Jan 13, 2009 11:51 pm

Definitely should of been Smith, when Mortlock goes at the end of next year Smith should be appointed Wallabies captain.
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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeWed Jan 14, 2009 12:09 am

Article on RugbyHeaven.co.nz claimed that Smith has always resisted being a regular captain - both at Super and Test level...doesn't like it or something Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeWed Jan 14, 2009 12:49 am

Hoiles will be a good captain !
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PostSubject: Re: Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain   Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain Icon_minitimeWed Jan 14, 2009 6:06 am

Yer i reckon Hollies will make a great captain for the Brumbies. Go the Reds Very Happy
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