Jesse Bromwich has been appointed captain of New Zealand for their mid-season international Test against Tonga in Auckland this weekend.
Bromwich, 33, has played 29 times for New Zealand and is the most experienced international in the current squad. He made his debut for the Kiwis back in 2012.
Head coach Michael Maguire said: “It’s a tribute to Jesse and the work he has done that has seen him earn respect as a true leader with Melbourne.
“He’s again co-captain for the Storm this season which speaks volumes for the regard he’s held in at such a great club.”
The forward is currently in his 13th and final season with Melbourne.
After making his NRL debut in 2010, he has made 284 appearances.
In the past 11 seasons he has never played fewer than 19 matches in a campaign and then only because the 2020 season was shortened by the Covid pandemic.