Leicester utility back Geordan Murphy will lead the Tigers as captain for the coming season.
The Ireland international, is entering his 14th season at the club and lifted the Premiership trophy in each of the last two seasons.
"Geordan has done an excellent job in the last 18 months as captain, he has huge experience in rugby and a great knowledge of the game," declared head coach Richard Cockerill.
"We've got a number of senior players and leaders in the squad who will also play their part. Louis Deacon has captained the team a number of times, and then there are guys like Tom Croft, Toby Flood, Anthony Allen, Dan Hipkiss and Jordan Crane, younger players who have a lot of experience and are maturing and coming through now. They can all lead on the field."
Murphy has made more than 260 appearances for the club since his debut in 1997, and has collected seven Premiership titles, back-to-back Heineken Cup successes in 2001 and 2002 and an Anglo-Welsh Cup victory in Tigers' colours.
"It is a huge honour to captain Leicester Tigers and I'm very happy to do it. You never think you deserve to be captain, but it is definitely a privilege to do it at this club," said Murphy.
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The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.