‘British Lions coach in four years’ – Pictures emerge of Kevin Sinfield’s first day at Leicester Tigers

It was probably one of the most bizarre transfers of the year, but Kevin Sinfield’s move to Leicester Tigers has been publicised heavily by all concerned.

Now though, pictures have emerged of Sinfield’s first day at the rugby union side, with Leicester fans undoubtedly happy to see their league convert alongside Steve Borthwick in the Tigers’ new-look coaching setup.

The 40-year-old former Leeds and England captain swapped the 13-a-side code for the 15-a-side after Leeds narrowly went down to Warrington last weekend, but Sinfield left behind a huge legacy.

Sinfield led Leeds to incredible glory, winning seven Grand Final triumphs and two Challenge Cup finals over a period of 18 years.

However, he switched from the field to the administrative side of things three years ago, taking over as Director of Rugby at Headingley.

After playing his last match for Leeds in 2015, he did have a brief stint in rugby union as a player with the Rhinos’ sister club Yorkshire Carnegie, before taking over as Rugby Director at the Rugby Football League to be its rugby director and then returning to Headingley in a similar role.

And, now Sinfield is even being backed to be the British and Irish Lions coach within four years!

Someone else called Sinfield “a born winner”.

Another couldn’t have been happier with the decision.

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