Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield reveals his one regret from his rugby league career

Kevin Sinfield will forever be remembered as one of the greatest sportsmen to have ever existed.

Not only was he content to win everything possible on the field, Sinfield has also taken on an incredible charity role to raise money for his dear friend Rob Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association after Rob was diagnosed with the disease in November 2019.

Since then, Sinfield – who is now the defence coach at Leicester Tigers – has raised over £5 million from two major charity fundraisers – and he isn’t done it.

However, the former Great Britain and England international has shut off the rugby league player part of his life.

“I’ve moved on with my life, I’ve never allowed myself time to reflect and digest some of it,” Sinfield told the Ventur Further podcast.

“I played a team sport and I was fortunate enough throughout my time to win some individual honours but it was all about the team and that would bring some wonderful moments that only be created through a team.

“Rugby lads are special lads, they are best friends in all walks of life, so I’m very fortunate to have been able to do that.

“I’ve moved on though, I very rarely talk about my rugby now, with people talking about my charity stuff.”

Sinfield’s own personality traits meant that even when his Leeds side won a major trophy, his mind was thinking of the next achievement, but that has left him with one key regret.

“I’m the type of person who moved on and very quickly looked at what was next.

“My make up as a person means my one regret is I don’t let myself to enjoy things as much as I should.

“But having said that, I took greater satisfaction out of watching the lads enjoy it, having a beer on the coach on the way home after a Grand Final – I got a buzz about that.”

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