Hull FC's Danny Houghton is new England Knights captain
Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton is the new England Knights skipper.
He will lead Keiron Purtill's team in this month's Alitalia Cup games.
The Knights face Ireland in Belfast on Saturday, October 20, and Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday, October 28.
Coach Purtill today named his 19-man squad for the Alitalia Cup games.
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Houghton takes over the captaincy from fellow Hull star Joe Westerman.
Squad: Jodie Broughton, George Burgess, Tom Burgess, Daryl Clark, Chris Clarkson, Mike Cooper, Kieran Dixon, Greg Eden, Rhys Evans, Luke Gale, Danny Houghton, Jack Hughes, Ben Jones-Bishop, Michael Lawrence, Shaun Lunt, Chris Riley, Dan Sarginson, Scott Taylor, Jordan Turner.