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Does the rumoured reason for no Sir Kev really exist?

The wait for Kevin Sinfield to officially become Sir Kev goes on after King Charles III’s Birthday Honours list was published last night.

Many were hoping that Leeds Rhinos legend Sinfield would finally receive a Knighthood and truly be Sir Kevin Sinfield.

This comes after Sinfield ran seven ultramarathons in a week in 2022 to raise more money in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease inspired by good friend Rob Burrow.

In 2021, he ran 101 miles in 24 hours whilst 2020 saw him run seven marathons in seven days earning an OBE after receiving an MBE for services to rugby league in the past.

He has now raised over £7 million in the fight against MND but still hasn’t received a Knighthood.

This has unsurprisingly disappointed rugby league fans but it has often been suggested that there is a rule not permitting an individual to receive two honours within a five year spell.

Sinfield first received an MBE in 2014 and it wasn’t until seven years later in 2021 when he received his OBE.

If this rule does exist, though it may be an urban legend, it would explain why Sinfield has not yet received a Knighthood and would mean he will have to wait until 2026.

However, in the nomination process and the rules outlined, there is no official statement about denying multiple honours in five years.

It may not be a rule but rather be an accepted unwritten rule.

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