RUGBY League Samoa announces with great pride the appointment of Harrison Hansen as Toa Samoa captain for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign.
Harrison is the longest serving member in the team since 2007 and currently plays for Wigan Warriors.
Samoa Coach Matt Parish noted Hansen's outstanding character both on and off the field when he appointed the captain.
"Harrison has been outstanding since day one with his attitude and leadership at training and in camp.
"I have no doubt he will inspire the boys to represent their proud nation of Samoa with the honour the Toa jersey commands."
Hansen spoke with pride upon the announcement.
"It's a huge honour to represent my country of Samoa and my family," he said.
"I thank Rugby League Samoa for this incredible opportunity.
"I look forward to working with this great team and having a strong and successful RLWC2013."
Samoa kick off their RLWC2013 campaign against New Zealand in Warrington on Sunday October 27.
They then travel to Hull for a clash against Papua New Guinea on Monday November 4 before taking on France in Perpignan in their final group match on Monday November 11.