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Hanro makes Tigers historical past



Hanro Liebenberg has made membership historical past after being appointed captain of English membership Leicester Tigers for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The free ahead has made 59 appearances for the membership since his debut in September 2019 after becoming a member of forward of the 2019-20 marketing campaign.

Liebenberg was appointed vice-captain forward of final season, during which he led the facet on a number of events, and has earlier management expertise after captaining SA U20 in 2015, main the Junior Springboks in that season’s World Rugby U20 Championship.

Liebenberg is the primary South African – and simply the second non-English skipper in additional than half a century – to be named Leicester Tigers membership captain and follows latest skippers Ellis Genge, Tom Youngs and Ed Slater.

The 26-year-old received the Supporters’ Participant of the Yr award on the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.

About his appointment, Liebenberg mentioned: “It’s a nice honour for me. I do know will probably be a giant problem however it’s a problem I wish to tackle.

“I received’t be all of a sudden altering who I’m and the issues I’ve been doing. We should all maintain each other accountable and I’ve requested the boys to try this, to push me and push one another ahead.

“You want a captain however it’s greater than only one one who leads and we’ve got an important group of gamers right here, skilled and youthful, who all contribute to setting the usual and main.

“I’m honoured to be named membership captain of a membership like Leicester Tigers, with such wealthy historical past of captains, however simply as a lot to have been given the accountability on this group with these gamers.”

Picture: Malcolm Couzens/Getty Photographs

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