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George Bretag-Norris is named new Cambridge Rugby Club captain

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George Bretag-Norris is named new captain of Cambridge. Picture: Rich Marsham
George Bretag-Norris is named new captain of Cambridge. Picture: Rich Marsham

George Bretag-Norris will set the standard at Cambridge Rugby Club in their forthcoming season after being named the new captain.

The 27-year-old Australian, who moved to Volac Park in 2015, will pick up the skipper’s mantle after the retirement of Ean Griffiths and departure of Mike Ayrton.

Cambridge kick off their new National League One campaign at home to Rams this Saturday (September 7), and if the lock is named in the starting line-up, will be making his 100th appearance for the club.

Two captaincy candidates were identified during the summer, Bretag-Norris and Andrew Henderson, and both led the side in pre-season matches.

“We’ve decided to give George the captaincy this season for a lot of the hard work that he put in last season,” said head coach Richie Williams. “He has been one of our most consistent performers in the last couple of seasons.

“He is a player that shares the same sort of values and playing philosophies as we do as a coaching team, and I think he has the respect of all the players at the club as well.

“Andy has come in and really brought into the rugby club, both on and off the field, and his experience has lent itself to the approach we’re trying to bring in this season.

“It was a difficult decision, but I know that Andy Henderson will support George. They work really well together as a pair and have a great relationship.”

Williams added: “George has some good ideas about how he thinks he can lead the club and we’re excited about working with him and developing him into a really good leader.”

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