Kevin Sinfield collected his OBE yesterday from Prince William after being granted the high prize for his services to rugby league and fundraising efforts for Motor Neurone Disease.
After two challenges that raised more than £4 million for research into the disease, one could have forgiven Sinfield for hanging up his boots, but the former Leeds Rhinos captain will be going again later on in 2022.
Speaking to Sky Sports after receiving his OBE from Prince William, Sinfield revealed that the plan is in place for a third challenge later on in the year.
“As you’ve seen over the years a whole host of former teammates have done some wonderful things and we’ve got a plan for later on in the year,” Sinfield said.
“But, it’s not ready to be released yet as I’m still putting finishing touches to it – it’s a trilogy.
“The money is really important as that what makes the difference, but we need to show the people with MND that there are people who care for them and are willing to do things like this.”
And, his friend Rob Burrow – for whom this fundraising effort began – has once again acknowledged the tremendous work of Sinfield.
Burrow posted on his Twitter account last night: “I am so proud of my friend Kevin. For everything he has done.”
I am so proud of my friend Kevin. For everything he has done. https://t.co/qzTg6o6IYE
— Rob Burrow MBE (@Rob7Burrow) January 12, 2022
The bond between these two men is really incredible, with a mutual admiration and respect shining through.