“I got no satisfaction whatsoever” from Leeds role, says Kevin Sinfield

With Kevin Sinfield’s move from Leeds to rugby union confirmed, the former record points-scorer has issued a parting shot at the director of rugby role he has left at the Rhinos

“I feel like I’m too far away from the rugby and too far away from performance,” Sinfield said.

“It’s become very political, it’s become a lot of bureaucracy and it’s become a lot of red tape.

“In and around that there’s been a difficult 18 months for everybody with cuts and budgetary things that have been implemented in every single business and every single walk of life around the UK and worldwide.

“It’s very much changed my role. It’s become very much administration, but not enjoyable administration – it’s just become a role where I get no satisfaction whatsoever.

“I understand there’s a lot of people out there who don’t get a lot of satisfaction from their job and I understand I’m pretty fortunate I get to choose.

“But I do think it’s the right thing for everybody.

“The club is in a stable position, the club will continue to grow and get better and I’ll be firmly behind that supporting.”

It’s thought Sinfield will take over the assistant coaching role at Leicester Tigers with the incumbent Mike Ford parting ways with the club in the past few days.

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