Kevin Sinfield

Job Title
Director of Rugby


In July 2018, Kevin Sinfield became Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby after returning to his club. Sinfield’s playing career at the Rhinos spanned a golden period in the club’s history from his debut in 1997 through to his final game at the Grand Final in 2015. He captained the club from 2003 and he won seven Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups, three World Club Challenges and three League Leaders Shields in his time in blue and amber. His services to the game were recognised in 2014 when he was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Fittingly in his 521st and final game for the club, Kevin made history again as Leeds completed a record breaking treble in 2015. He finished with 3,968 points including 1,832 goals. Since leaving the Rhinos, he had a short playing spell with Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union side before taking up a position as Rugby Director with the Rugby Football League. He oversaw a new focus on international rugby at all levels in the English game and was a key part of the World Cup management team that took England back to the World Cup Final in December 2017.