Sinfield urges Rhinos fans to keep the faith in 2016

Former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has urged the club’s fans to stick with the team despite their horrendous start to the defence of their Super League title.

The Rhinos face Salford on Saturday looking for only a third win in 10 games, with the club seemingly struggling without their former skipper in 2016.

But Sinfield, now playing rugby union with Yorkshire Carnegie, told the Yorkshire Post that whilst things are not going well now, the fans have got to keep the faith and believe the Rhinos will get it together.

“My big message to the fans, as it was when I left last year, is there might be some rocky times this season but keep the faith – they will come good at the end,” he said.

Sinfield also threw his support behind young half-back Liam Sutcliffe, the man who has effectively stepped into his shoes following his departure from the club.

“He’s a great kid and is only going to get better and better,” said Sinfield.

“It’s been a difficult start for everyone this year but the experiences those younger players will have gained over the last 10 or 12 weeks and last couple of seasons will stand them in good stead for years to come.