Declan Danaher named London Irish club captain

London Irish back-row forward Declan Danaher has been named club captain for the 2012-13 season.

Danaher, 32, who is currently in his 13th pre-season, is the club's longest-serving player having made 242 appearances, scoring 21 tries.

"It is a huge honour for me to be named club captain for next season," said back-row forward Danaher.

"I am following in the footsteps of greats such as Clarke Dermody, Seilala Mapusua, Bob Casey and Mike Catt."

Danaher added he was extremely humbled to have been chosen to lead the Berkshire-based side this season

"It's unbelievable," Danaher told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"Brian Smith (Director of Rugby) asked me last week and it's very humbling to get the opportunity to captain the club."