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Leeds Rhinos’ Jack Sinfield opens up on what he found ‘difficult’ after bursting onto the rugby league scene

The name Sinfield resonates with every rugby league fan across the world.

Kevin became a fans’ favourite during his time at Headingley, becoming the all-time leading points scorer with 3,967 during 521 appearances and earning worldwide adulation for the way in which he played the game.

Not only was Sinfield acknowledged within rugby league, the former Leeds loose-forward received an OBE and has spent the recent years fundraising for former teammate and lifelong friend Rob Burrow.

Now, though, son Jack is in his first year of academic study at Ashton in Oldham, where he has opted to take A-Levels in Business, Economics and Maths.

Of course, Oldham is where Kevin grew up, with son Jack having to juggle his time between studying and making the trip from Lancashire to Yorkshire.

The 17-year-old, however, already looks to have the mature head on his shoulders that his father was famous for – as well as his accurate boot which Leeds fans were treated to in pre-season games.

Speaking to Ashton’s media team, Jack said:  “I found it difficult at first to cope with doing both my work and rugby but I’ve gotten used to it now and I’ve been able to find a balance so that I have enough time to have some spare time to do things I want to do.”

Sheridan Lewis, Assistant Principal of Aspirations and Achievement, and a supporter of Jack’s pathway, commented: “”This is quite an amazing achievement for someone of his age. He is playing top level, elite rugby whilst also managing to study for 3 A levels. His debut with Leeds Rhinos is inspiring.”

Jack certainly has the best role model possible to look up to in Kevin.

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