Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield receives OBE

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has formally received his OBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.

Sinfield was awarded an OBE for his services to rugby league alongside his incredible fundraising efforts for those suffering with Motor Neurone Disease.

The former Leeds legend has raised over £4 million for Motor Neurone Disease research in two separate challenges.

First, Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days and then the former Rhinos stalwart ran 101 miles in 24 hours – both to raise money for the fight of his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow against MND.

It’s very likely that the 41-year-old will set himself another arduous task in 2022 as he continues to grow the awareness and funding to combat the horrific disease.

The ex-Leeds captain and England star has most recently agreed to join the Board of Trustees of RL Cares, the independent charity that has responsibility for delivering welfare support to current and recently retired Rugby League players.

That role will be taken up simultaneously with his defence coaching position at rugby union side Leicester Tigers, where he moved at the latter stages of the 2021 Super League season.

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