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Beaumont appointed Fylde captain

Sam Beaumont
Beaumont has replaced Roger Banks as skipper

Sam Beaumont, the son of former England and Lions captain Bill, has been appointed Fylde's first-team skipper for the new season.

The 23-year-old forward won the club's player-of-the-season award in 2008/09 after a series of fine performances.

"His qualities are a great understanding of the game," said director of rugby Mark Nelson.

"He has an ability to read situations and use initiative to react and change the approach and course of the match."

He added: "He has personal courage and rugby ability, motivational skills both verbal and by example, a fundamental passion for Fylde Rugby Club and holds the respect of the players and club members.

"I am sure that he will relish and prosper in the responsibility and opportunity the position carries.

"It is particularly pleasing to appoint a player who has developed through the ranks at the club and the mini-junior section should be proud that they have produced a club captain."



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