In the world of the NRL, it is not a move that is seen very often, but we may well see it considered at the very least – with Souths coach Michael Maguire considering the possibility of having two co-captains lead his side in season 2012.
With no finite decision made on who will be captain of the club, Maguire has not ruled out the possibility of two captains – likely to be experienced forwards Roy Asotasi and Michael Crocker.
With the annual Charity Shield scheduled for next month, Maguire will make his final decision within the next few weeks.
“I’m still talking with these guys (Asotasi and Crocker) and many other players about which way we want to go but at the moment it’s still up in the air,” he said.
“I’ve got a reasonable idea of which way I want to go but I’ll decide that in a couple of weeks.”
“I’ll make a decision in a couple of weeks … I’ve been talking with these two quality people next to me and over time we’ll come up with which way we want to head.”
Crocker, who took over the captaincy after Asotasi was injured, says that he was warming to the role as last season wore on.
“I’ve got that leadership tag now so whatever decision is made, that won’t change. It’s just about me doing the best job I can for the team and leading by example,” Crocker said.
For Asotasi however, the captaincy is the last thing that he is thinking about.
“I’m just concentrating on training and trying my best to impress the coach,” he said. “There’s a lot more stuff to think about than worrying about the captaincy … it’s nice to be fit and be able to get stuck into pre-season.”