Bernard Jackman hoping for potential leaders to rise for Dragons

Bernard Jackman will take in charge of Dragons next season
Bernard Jackman will take in charge of Dragons next season

Incoming Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman revealed that he is yet to decide on the captaincy choice for the upcoming season of Pro 12.

The 41-year-old, who heads from Grenoble to the Wales province will replace Kingsley Jones after the Dragons had a disappointing 11th position finish in the previous season.

Even though, Lewis Evans, who captained them in the 2016/17 season and has over 200 appearances for the club is likely to be the top contender once again for taking the reins, Jackman has challenged the potential leaders to step up to the occasion and make their presence feel.

"I've said it's a fresh start and that there is no hierarchy," he said. "I will try and leave the captaincy as late as possible but I am looking for potential leaders to stand up.

"We will have a leadership group that will evolve over the next few months but for me it's about getting the right person rather than rushing into it.

"There are a fair few leaders but I have to make sure I find the best one; we have to make sure we are unbelievably ruthless in every decision we make because we have a lot of ground to make up [after finishing 11th last year]."

Cory Hill, who was the vice-captain of the Wales team during their summer tour along with Ollie Griffiths, Hallam Amos and Rynard Landman are the other options Jackman might turn into as Dragons look to improve their performance in the upcoming season.