DEAN Schofield will captain Sale Sharks next season, with Mark Cueto and Charlie Hodgson acting as his vice captains, the club said yesterday.

Director of Rugby Kingsley Jones made the announcements at the end of the Sharks' Awards Dinner at Edgeley Park on Thursday evening, when fly half Charlie Hodgson gained the 'Player of the Year' Award for the second successive season.

Hodgson scored 229 points for the club last season, including six tries.

The full list of winners reads: Academy Player of the Season: James Gaskell

Most Consistent Player of the Season: Eifion Roberts

Community Player of the Season: Neil Briggs

Breakthrough Player of the Season: Marc Jones

Players' Player of the Season: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe

Player of the Season: Charlie Hodgson The Try of the Season, voted upon at the evening, went to Richard Wigglesworth for his final effort against Harlequins at Edgeley Park.