Will Addison has been named the Sale Sharks captain for the 2017/18 season.
The 24-year-old centre made his debut for the Sharks in 2011 and has since gone on to make 97 appearances, scoring 149 points.
He said: “It is a huge honour to captain the club I have grown up at as a professional. I am excited by the challenge and looking forward to leading out the boys.”
Addison was in great form last season before picking up a foot injury at Saracens, ruling him out for the rest of the year.
However, before his injury he captained the side on a number of occasions during Josh Beaumont’s absence.
Addison holds the distinction of scoring the last Sharks try at Edgeley Park and the first try at the AJ Bell Stadium
Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: “Will has continued to impress me with his natural leadership ability and commitment to the club.
“He is a great communicator and very well respected by everyone at the Sharks. If his form continues to improve I have no doubt he will soon be on the England radar.”