Tony Grimaldi will captain Canterbury Bulldogs in the Carnegie World Club Challenge against Leeds on 4 February.
Leeds Rhinos face Canterbury Bulldogs at Elland Road next Friday.
The former Gateshead and Hull forward has been handed the role following the departure of Steve Price, and because of injuries elsewhere in the squad.
"He's our most experienced player and has also some very recent experience in England. It will be good for him," said Canterbury coach Steve Folkes.
The Australian champions will arrive in Leeds on Saturday.