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Wasps give armband to Bell
WASPS have named Chris Bell as their new captain for 2013/14 season.
Bell, who has played 36 times since joining Wasps from Sale in 2011, takes the armband from full back Hugo Southwell.
The centre said: “I have captained Wasps a few times now and it's always been a very enjoyable experience and something I was always very proud to do.
“We've got some great leaders here anyway so it's not a terribly difficult task to motivate the players but it's about getting out there and leading by example in every way that I can."
Director of Rugby Dai Young said: "When you are picking a captain you are always looking for someone who has the respect of the coaching staff and the respect of the other players, which Chris has in abundance.
"Not only that, but he sets very good standards both on and off the field and he does that really well. He's somebody that's got that experience and knowledge and can offer opinions, which is really important from the coaching perspective.
“I don't want a 'yes-man' as a captain, I want somebody that can offer genuine opinions on behalf of the squad and I know he is the right man for that."
Young’s selection could suggest that Elliot Daly will spend more time at full back this season.
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