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Kevin Sinfield reveals the real reason for shock departure

Kevin Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is set to leave his post in Rugby Union and now Sinfield is making more headlines by revealing why he has elected to leave.

This comes whilst Sinfield is also bizarrely making headlines with many fans believing he is Dippy Egg on the Masked Singer.

Now though Sinfield has made some more serious headlines by revealing the real reasons behind his departure from England Rugby Union.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Sinfield revealed that his motivations for leaving are personal and that he would like to stay in coaching moving forward.

“I think you will understand my main focus is the team this week. I don’t want anything to disrupt our performance. They are personal reasons, and I think for that they need to remain private. I think it’s important my reasons are kept private for now,” he said.

He added: “Do I still want to coach? Yes. What that looks like, I’m not sure at this stage,” he said. “I’m pretty excited about what’s to come this year with England, and then there is a lot of unknown for me and I don’t know what it looks like going forward. I’ll make the best of it.

“I don’t know where that is or what it looks like, but I’ve really enjoyed coaching.”

He also spoke about a potential rugby league return here.

Kevin Sinfield takes on surprising new role

Kevin Sinfield

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Before he leaves Sinfield will take on a surprising new role in the set up as Skills Coach having originally been Defence Coach.

Sinfield was appointed by his former Leicester Tigers boss Steve Borthwick with whom he won the Premiership with in the 2021/22 season with the Tigers.

On being appointed as England Defence Coach at the time Sinfield said: “It is a special moment to join England as a coach. I know what representing your country means and to get the chance to do it as a coach is a real honour.

“There is so much player talent in England and I am really looking forward to working with the wider squad of players to see what we can achieve together, especially with such a massive year ahead of us.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Leicester Tigers, the players, staff and supporters, for welcoming me to the club.”

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