Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield to have impact on ex-Hull FC coach’s future

It’s not long since Kevin Sinfield and Brett Hodgson were battling it out at the top of Super League.

In 2009, Brett Hodgson made the move over to Super League with the Huddersfield Giants scooping the Man of Steel in his first season as the Giants finished third behind Sinfield’s Leeds Rhinos who went on to win the Grand Final.

In 2012, the two would battle it out in both the Challenge Cup and Grand Finals after Hodgson’s move to Warrington Wolves and they would enjoy one win a piece as the two clubs traded wins on the biggest stages.

Now though, the two former stars of Super League are involved in coaching.

Brett Hodgson recently left Hull FC after two years in the hotseat at the MKM Stadium with his and Sinfield’s former boss Tony Smith instead taking over for 2022.

However, it didn’t take long for Hodgson to find work with the former Hull FC boss replacing Anthony Seibold as Defence Coach for England Rugby Union.

Seibold had previously pushed for the Leeds Rhinos job in 2021 around the time of Sinfield’s departure to rugby union with Leicester Tigers when it was suggested that Agar would replace Sinfield as Director of Rugby at Headingley.

Now he is headed to Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL with Hodgson replacing him in Eddie Jones’ England set up.

However, with news expected imminently that Jones will be relieved of his role after a review this week, it was reported last night by the Mail Online that Sinfield could be heading to the England coaching set up as Defence Coach as England look to appoint the Leicester Tigers coaching staff who won the Premiership in 2022.

This could see Sinfield replace Hodgson in the set up if reports are believed.

Meanwhile, Jones himself has been tipped to make the move to the NRL.

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