Kevin Sinfield last played rugby league in the 2015 as Leeds Rhinos won the Challenge Cup.
He then went on to play rugby union for Yorkshire before retiring fully from both codes but he did feature in a friendly for Leeds Rhinos against Bradford Bulls in 2020 in a testimonial for Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
He went on to perform the role of Director of Rugby at Leeds Rhinos helping the club win the Challenge Cup in 2020 but as the need to become a coach burned inside him and he went on to join Leicester Tigers as Defence Coach helping them to the Premiership in 2022.
This helped see him and his boss Steve Borthwick went on to join the England setup and during his time working for England a video has been captured of him showing he has still got it.
Whilst working as Defence Coach, one day at training Sinfield took a conversion attempt from the corner flag on a mound of snow.
Sinfield of course nailed the conversion underlining his quality.
The former Leeds skipper is Super League’s leading goal kicker and points scorer as well as the third highest points scorer in the history of Super League.
His conversion against Wigan Warriors in the 2015 Grand Final was the deciding score and the same could be said of Leeds’ semi-final wins in 2012 over Wigan and in 2011 against Warrington Wolves.
You can watch the video here:
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