Fitzgibbon new Roosters captain

The Sydney Roosters have named Test backrower Craig Fitzgibbon as their new captain and South Sydney recruit Ashley Harrison as his deputy.

Fitzgibbon was handed the reins following skipper Luke Ricketson's retirement at the end of the 2005 season. But the big surprise was the elevation into the new role of vice-captain of backrower Harrison, one of the Roosters' prize signings for the 2006 season along with NSW Origin pivot Braith Anasta.

The honour capped a dream year for ex-South Sydney skipper Harrison who earned his Queensland Origin debut in 2005.

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