Yorkshire Carnegie skipper Chris Jones admits he is counting down the days to Sunday’s season opener against Jersey at Headingley Carnegie and the chance to lead the team out for the first time in a competitive game.

Jones has taken over the captain's armband this season from Ryan Burrows and the side go into the clash with the Islanders on the back of an unbeaten pre-season campaign. 

Looking ahead to the game Jones said, "I am really looking forward to Sunday's game and leading the team out at Headingley Carnegie. I have never captained a side in my career so to do it for the first time in front of our own fans will be very special."