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Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield picks up deserved reward

Throughout his rugby League career, Kevin Sinfield has picked up plenty of awards.

His first major individual accolade came in 2005 as he won the Lance Todd trophy in the Challenge Cup Final as Leeds came up short in a thrilling final against Hull FC.

In 2009, he would pick up the Harry Sunderland Award as Man of the Match in a Grand Final against St Helens for his superb kicking game on the night in wet conditions and for his try saving tackle on Kyle Eastmond which effectively won Leeds the trophy.

Three years later he picked up the same award for a Man of the Match display in the Grand Final against Warrington. A try scoring in the win over the Wolves, Sinfield kicked five goals, kicked brilliantly and shook of two late hits in the second to guide his team to victory.

His performance in the Grand Final as well as the semi-final against Wigan helped lead to him picking up the Golden Boot as the best in the world.

Alongside these individual honours, Sinfield lifted seven Super League titles as Leeds captain, two Challenge Cups, three League Leaders’ Shields and three World Club Challenges.

However, these all likely pale in comparison to the award he picked up last night.

Sinfield was named Just Giving Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year for 2022 after his continued efforts to raise money in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of his former teammate Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with it in 2019.

Sinfield has raised millions and is preparing for his next challenge: seven ultra marathons in seven days culminating in the World Cup Final at Old Trafford.

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