Kevin Sinfield’s replacement at Leeds planned out

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has told Rugby League Live that plans to replace Kevin Sinfield will not be in the pipeline until he end of the season.

There is also uncertainty surrounding whether or not Sinfield will be replaced by a like-to-like figure as Director of Rugby after the Leeds legend left following three years in the role.

Sinfield has now undertaken a coaching position at Premiership rugby union giants Leicester Tigers, but Hetherington is unsure on what will happen with his former Rhinos role.

“Since Kevin left the club, his roles and responsibilities have effectively been shared out among myself, Richard Agar and other members of the rugby department,” Hetherington told Rugby League Live.

“That will remain the case until the end of the season when we will review everything, as we would do anyway.

“There is always a full end-of-season review, so any future changes will be factored into that review.”

Hetherington was also unsure whether or not a successor would be formally appointed to a position.

“I don’t want to pre-empt anything because it’s a pretty thorough review that will be taking place,” Hetherington continued.

“It takes into account the whole rugby operation which includes the men’s team, the Academy, the scholarship and the women’s side.

“All the roles and responsibilities within all these various aspects of the rugby department are reviewed.”

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