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Rugby star Kevin feels honoured on BBC award nomination


Rugby-pics-pg-59-11-12-2015Former Leeds captain, Kevin Sinfield ,says he owes everything to rugby league and hopes to help get the sport the “attention it deserves” after being nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 35-year-old enjoyed a dream ending to his rugby league career in October when he led the Rhinos to a Grand Final victory over Wigan which completed the first treble in the club’s history.

The achievement cemented Sinfield’s status as Leeds’ most successful captain and earned him a place on the shortlist for the BBC accolade, a first for any rugby league player since its inception in 1954.

The Rhinos, who are up for Team of the Year, and Super League have both produced videos pushing Sinfield’s claims for the main award, while the campaign is gaining momentum on social media through the ‘Kev4SPOTY’ accounts.

“It’s a huge, huge honour and really humbling to be included with the personalties on that list,” he told Press Association Sport.

“I owe everything in my life to rugby league and especially the Rhinos so to be the first to be nominated is brilliant and something I’m very proud of.

“It’s great to get a chance to represent rugby league and try to get it the recognition it fully deserves.

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