WALLAROOS have already vowed to be a truly local club, and now Peter Waters has confirmed they will follow the youngest generals in the competition.

The Wallaroos coach said 18-year-old Jack Horder and 21-year-old Luke Waters would share the captaincy role in 2016.

Waters announced the pair's leadership in the leadup to Wallaroos' season-opening clash against Wests Panthers at Stafford Park.

YOUNG GENERALS: Jack Horder, 18, and Luke Waters, 21, will lead Wallaroos in their Bundaberg Rugby League campaign this season.
YOUNG GENERALS: Jack Horder, 18, and Luke Waters, 21, will lead Wallaroos in their Bundaberg Rugby League campaign this season. Matthew Mcinerney

Horder captained the under-18 side last year, and said he was excited to take on the senior role.

"I have been captain of a few sides, but I'd say it's probably because of my position," Horder said.

"It just involves a lot of talk to everyone and keeping the team together."

Waters agreed with part of his young charge's reasoning, but said it was Horder's maturity that landed him the role.

"He is very mature for his age as far as footy goes and I wanted to stick to players who came through our system," he said.

"They're naturally in those positions to take on that extra responsibility, particularly given their communication."

Luke is completely new to the captaincy role but said he looked forward to the challenge.

"It's more motivating than anything, captaining the whole team," he said.

"The boys have trained good, fellas are slowly turning in and we've got the squad together.

"Finals would be good but we want to stick together as a local team and put everything into it."

Wallaroos are boosted by the return of former CQ Capra Shaun Collins, who will slot into five-eighth.

Kick-off is at 4.30pm.

How they line up

1. Eddie Booth 2. Lachlan Harrison 3.Paul Shillingsworth 4. Brandon Law 5. Ethan West 6. Shaun Collins 7. Luke Waters (c) 8. Coby Paige 9. Jack Horder (c) 10. David Ball 11. Corey Hellmuth 12. Ben Turner 13. Chris Ahon 14. Ben Waters 15. Jesse Robertson 16. Sam Hutchins 17. Mark Berkery



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