As it was being announced that former Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield was set to take on the Defence Coach role at England Rugby Union, Rohan Smith was talking to the media as he hopes to provide the next trophy laden chapter in Leeds history after the club has had a relative dry spell following Sinfield’s retirement and the end of the golden generation which followed two years later.
Sinfield has also been making headlines recently for raising money in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of former teammate Rob Burrow who was diagnosed three years ago.
When asked about Sinfield today, Smith was full of praise for the Leeds legend.
“All I can say he is a phenomenal human being to do what he does, for other people he sacrifices his time and his body,” Smith said.
“I can take inspiration from what he does. I am not a follower of rugby union, I don’t know or understand his roles he has had so I couldn’t comment on that.
“But to get into that camp shows it, he has a great knowledge for rugby league and now for rugby union, someone with that character and way of living.”