Leeds announce Sir Kevin Sinfield day

Leeds are to rename Monday 3rd December as Sir Kevin Sinfield Day in honour of their captain, who will celebrate a decade as skipper next Monday.

Sinfield, 32, become the youngest ever captain in the club’s history when he was handed the armband by Daryl Powell in 2002.

He has since led the Rhinos to 17 major finals, winning nine of them, including a record breaking six Super League Grand Finals.

Leeds Media and PR manager Phil Daly said: “It has been a privilege for all Rhinos fans to have seen Kevin Sinfield lead this team for the last decade. When you have people like BBC presenter Clare Balding describing Kevin as the most impressive sportsman she has ever seen it shows the high regard in which he is held. 

“However, perhaps the most impressive thing about Kevin is how modest he is about his own ability and his contribution to our recent success and it will be great to have a day when we can all say thank you to him.”

After leading Leeds to yet another Old Trafford victory, over Warrington, in October, Sinfield was then handed the England captaincy for the Autumn International Series against France and Wales.

Over the weekend, fans can sign a giant banner which will then be presented to Sinfield, while all 2013 members who renew with the Rhinos before 5pm on Monday will go in to a draw to win a meal for them and two friends with the Leeds captain.

The club are also asking fans on Twitter to mark a decade of Sinfield’s leadership at 1pm on Monday by tweeting a message and including the hashtag #SirKevDay.

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