Wests Tigers split NRL captaincy five ways

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James Tamou, who captained Wests Tigers in 2021, is part of a five-man leadership group in 2022.
James Tamou, who captained Wests Tigers in 2021, is part of a five-man leadership group in 2022.

Coach Michael Maguire has turned back the clock and split the Wests Tigers’ captaincy five ways after naming one of the largest leadership groups in the NRL.

After James Tamou led the Tigers in 2021, Maguire has settled on five players appointed by teammates to take leadership roles.

The group includes recruit Tyrone Peachey, as well as Tamou, Adam Doueihi, Luke Brooks and Ken Maumalo.

The Tigers have confirmed the five players will share the captaincy duties throughout the season.

It comes after Maguire adopted a similar approach during his time at South Sydney, going for a quintet of captains in his first year in the NRL in 2012.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I would like to congratulate the five players on their appointment to the club’s leadership group ahead of the 2022 season,” chief executive Justin Pascoe said.

“It’s great to have a group that consist of players in different stages of their careers, and I look forward to working closely with this group over the coming year.”

AAP