KEIGHLEY Cougars have appointed Josh Tonks as the new captain of the club, with the 26 year old stepping into James Feather’s shoes after he retired at the end of last season.
Tonks moved to the Cougars in 2016, from York City Knights, and the second-rower has played 20 times for the club so far scoring seven tries.
Keighley head coach Craig Lingard said on his decision to appoint Tonks as captain: “With Feather retiring we looked at a select group of players to take over the role of team captain and Josh Tonks stood out as the ideal candidate.
“As a player you need a captain that leads from the front and one that you want standing by you when the going gets tough. I know if I were playing and Tonka was stood next to me I’d follow him into battle any day of the week.”
In other news the Cougars second-rower Emmerson Whittel has signed a new two year contract at the club. Having suffered a bad ACL injury, he is still looking to return and is hoping to be back in full training by late 2018.