Kevin Sinfield, MBE, is a former professional rugby league player, notable for captaining Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. His entire rugby league career was central to playing for Leeds; and under his influence as captain, he led the team to seven Super League championships as well as two Challenge Cup successes. Upon leaving his rugby league career, he progressed to rugby union, where he played for Yorkshire Carnegie. In 2000, he played for England in the Rugby League World Cup, a memorable game that involved him scoring a hat-trick of tries in a victory over Russia. This notable rugby league career continued until 2015; his last match was the 2015 Super League Grand Final and he captained Leeds to victory, securing the treble for the first time in the club’s history. His influence on rugby league throughout his career led to much recognition, including an appointment as Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2014 and a nomination for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2015.