Reading between the lines BK was the preferred captain last year but he declined the position to establish himself.Having deputised as Newcastle skipper several times when Andrew Johns was injured, Kennedy had been earmarked as a possible captain when he joined the Sea Eagles but was initially not interested.
\"I said that I definitely didn't want to do it last year because I was coming to a new club and had enough on my plate and I'd never really thought much more about it until Des called me into the office [on Monday] and formally asked me,\" Kennedy said. \"After listening to his spiel about the job I was delighted to accept it but I can't see anything changing too much.
After leading the Sea Eagles to the play-offs last year for the first season since 1997, Monaghan was disappointed to lose the captaincy but Hasler said Kennedy was \"the best on-field leader in the club\". \"He [Monaghan] was disappointed and that's the reaction I would have expected, but he realises he faces challenges and it is best that he does that without the captaincy issue hanging over his head,\" Hasler said. \"He has been one of our best trainers in the off-season and has impressed everyone with his attitude.\"
Also good to note that Monaghan has trained well and has a positive attitude.