Kevin Sinfield will step down as head coach of the England rugby union team following the conclusion of the summer tour.
Kevin Sinfield will be resigning from his position as England’s defence coach following the team’s summer tour to Japan and New Zealand. Sinfield has served as Steve Borthwick’s assistant since December 2022, but will be leaving Twickenham after 18 months. Before his departure, the esteemed Leeds rugby league player will be responsible for coaching individual skills and working with the kickers, in addition to his previous role as defence overseer.
After the World Cup, Kevin took time to reflect, as did all members of the management team,” stated Borthwick. “Kevin has made the decision to move on from the England rugby team in the long term. However, he will continue to work with the team during the Six Nations and summer tour.”
When inquired about Sinfield’s upcoming plans, Borthwick replied: “I am unable to provide any information as Kev has not revealed anything to us. You can ask Kev about this at a later time. I am simply thankful for the significant contributions he has made over the past year and I am pleased that he will be remaining with the team for the Six Nations and summer tour.”
“In the past year, Kev has played a crucial role in helping us restructure our team. It’s impossible to emphasize enough the importance of his contributions, his accomplishments, and the connections he’s formed. I have reassigned him to focus on developing catch-pass skills with our kickers and goalkickers, an area in which he excels.”