Rhinos squad out in force at SPOTY awards

It seemed there was no escaping the changing room camaraderie at the SPOTY awards which Kevin Sinfield has no doubt missed since he left Leeds Rhinos.

Sinfield was representing the Rhinos and rugby league in Belfast, with the Leeds squad showing their support in the only way they know how to.

The campaign to rally votes for the 35 year-old lead to the world of rugby league urging fans to #BuyKevAPint and vote for him in the awards.

Thankfully, former Leeds teammate Ryan Hall was on hand to ensure Sir Kev was not left empty handed at any point in the evening…


Pints seemed to be a common occurrence in the celebrations of the Rhinos squad, with full-back and Man of Steel Zak Hardaker also hinting that he would be joining Hall at the bar.

Hardaker and co celebrated a huge success for Sinfield and the sport on the whole as the game had finally received gratification at the SPOTY awards.


It was also a breath of fresh air seeing a group of men who we are used to seeing knee deep in blood, sweat and tears on the pitch at Headingley all suited up and groomed to perfection.

Danny McGuire was the first Rhinos player to showcase the new look of the team, whilst a large amount of hair gel also made an appearance.


Sinfield eventually finished runner-up to tennis star Andy Murray, with Jessica Ennis-Hill making up the top three.

With Sinfield since departing to Yorkshire Carnegie, it was one last chance to celebrate the treble winning season of 2015.

Jamie Peacock, who has also left the Rhinos to join Hull KR as Football Manager, payed his respects to the success of Sinfield and a huge success for rugby league.