ENGLAND Rugby Union have a “phenomenal man” on board after bringing Kevin Sinfield to their staff.
The Leeds rugby legend has succeeded Steve Borthwick as defensive coach in the 15v15 national team.
And Rhinos boss Rohan Smith, after seeing him take on amazing running challenges on behalf of his pal and former team-mate Rob Burrow, believes few better people can work at Twickenham.
He said: “Kevin is a phenomenal human being when it comes to doing what he does for other people.
“He sacrifices his time and body to improve other people’s lives. I can be inspired by this and strive to contribute to society as he does.
“Now he’s involved in the England camp and has someone of that character who’s a pundit in rugby league and probably in rugby union now and his way of life is an asset.
“He would be for any organization, athletic or otherwise.”
Smith has a connection with Sinfield as his son Jack is part of the Leeds squad.
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However, there will be no preference for the 18-year-old central defender – games will only come when he deserves them.
He added: “It depends on Jack’s performances and his path. He has a mature head on his shoulders, but he has experienced players ahead of him.
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“How often he plays in 2023 depends on him and how he plays.”
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