Sam Burgess to have meeting with Kevin Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is set to meet new Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess soon.

Warrington is one of the clubs some have suggested he could end up at next year though the obvious destination would be Headingley and a return to where he is regarded as a legend.

Sinfield is set to leave the England Rugby Union set up with a new Defence Coach appointed following the World Cup.

But Burgess, as he revealed to the Telegraph that he would meet up with Sinfield, clarified that it isn’t being done with the ambition to hire Sinfield.

This came as Burgess spoke to the press for the first time as Warrington Wolves boss and underlined his determination to deliver better times to the Wire faithful at the Halliwell Jones after a few difficult years.

“Warrington deserves better and I guess that is my reason for coming here. Plus I have self belief. I know what this club is capable of,” he said on Sky Sports.

“The proof will be in the performance. I am a first-time coach, that is the reality of the situation, but I don’t lack self belief.

“I have got a good grasp of what is going on and the playing squad are in good order, they just need a bit of tidying up. I think I can help there.

“It will be authentic to myself and it will be adaptable on the run but I am just excited to get the team in and get my hands on them.

“The way the team finished the back end of the year, there is plenty to work with and with a few minor adjustments we should be playing some good rugby.

“Time will tell, I am not going to make any bold statements. It doesn’t help me, it doesn’t help the team.”

Where Kevin Sinfield will end up remains to be seen. He has shown he can do a job in both codes, after all it is often forgotten that he played an instrumental role in Leeds winning the 2020 Challenge Cup Final as Director of Rugby.