Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

The Rugby League world is still reeling from the shocking news that England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from the international game – leaving Steve McNamara in search of a new captain for this year’s Four Nations. Sinfield was widely expected to lead England into battle for the tournament, with no suggestion that his international career was about…

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I didn’t sledge Sinfield, says ‘shocked’ Dorn

Luke Dorn admits he was ‘shocked’ when he was headbutted by Kevin Sinfield in the last meeting between Leeds and Castleford – but insisted he didn’t provoke the England captain by sledging him in the buildup to the incident. Sinfield received the first red card of his career last month after a hot-tempered incident with the Castleford full-back during the…

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Sinfield ready to exorcise Wembley demons

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is ready to put his Wembley hoodoo to bed this weekend by finally lifting the Challenge Cup – but insists he won’t be having painful flashbacks about his previous experiences at the national stadium. Sinfield lost three straight Challenge Cup Final matches between 2010 and 2012 at Wembley, before enduring the heartbreak of that late…

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Ban has given me focus, says Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is ready to return from his two-match ban this weekend against Warrington, and he says his fortnight away from playing has given him extra focus to succeed. Sinfield was infamously sent off against Castleford two weeks ago after headbutting Luke Dorn, and after sitting out his ban, he is almost certain to return to the…

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Leeds Rhinos captain joins forces with Prostate Cancer UK

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield admits the last couple of weeks have been full of mixed emotions, as he prepares to make his comeback from suspension in the Challenge Cup next weekend. Sinfield received a two-match ban for headbutting Castleford’s Luke Dorn in their 24-24 draw two weeks ago, but he admits he has used the time wisely, and is…

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Debate: Should captains be punished more severely?

Round 21 of Super League is only one game old, yet there are already plenty of talking points to discuss from the game on Thursday night. Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers both had the chance to move top of Super League with a win, but they couldn’t be seperated in a thrilling 24-24 draw. However, the biggest talking point from…

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Kevin Sinfield believes Magic Weekend is great for RL

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield believes the Magic Weekend is a hugely important fixture for Rugby League to have, and claims the game should be applauded for putting such an entertaining spectacle together. The Rhinos face Wigan in the final game of day one of Magic Weekend 2014 on Saturday looking to cement their position at the top of Super…

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Kevin Sinfield – Boot n All!

Martyn Sadler talks to the winner of the 2012 Rugby League World Golden Boot. “UNREAL,” was Kevin Sinfield’s reaction to the news that he had been awarded the Golden Boot by Rugby League World for his near-perfect year in 2012, making him the fourth English player to receive the game’s ultimate personal accolade since it was first awarded by Open…

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