As most teams face the coming and going of different players, so does Leeds Rhinos this year.
Kevin Sinfield is known to be a legend of the team. This season will see the end of his active rugby playing career. During his playing career he has scored a total of 117 points and appeared for a total of sixteen times for Yorkshire Carnegie. Aged thirty five years of age, he switched codes when he joined the union side from the league side. This happened in November last year. He led the Rhinos in the treble win.
Leeds was captained by him for a total span of thirteen years. It definitely helped the team win several accolades. These included seven wins in grand finals, two in the Challenge Cup category and three in the World Cup challenge categories. Sinfield states that he feels that he had to get a proper job some day and that day has arrived. The BBC sports personality of the year award in the second position was awarded to him in 2015. With so many accolades, retiring would definitely create an impact on his team. The forthcoming Carnegie championship that is coming up will see him taking part after which he will make his retirement official.
Sinfield has been capped about 27 times for his country with a 13 man code. He feels that the career that has spanned twenty years has offered him several privileges. He has enjoyed his professional life of a rugby player and is ready to retire now. He feels it is a good time to do so and not go out because of an injury that makes coming back on the field difficult. Different players have different viewpoints as to when and how they wish to retire. However, it is the way they do and the impact on their team that makes the difference.