Rugby League legend and Leicester Tigers defence coach Kevin Sinfield has received his OBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.
The 41-year-old was awarded an OBE for his services to rugby league and charity fundraising.
Sinfield has vast experience in rugby league having played over 500 times for Leeds Rhinos in a career spanned around 18 years. He became the first Leeds captain to lift the World Club Challenge when the Rhinos beat the Bulldogs in 2005 and led them to a hat-trick of Grand Final wins (2007, 2008 and 2009) and holds the record for scoring in 52 consecutive Super League games.
Sinfield also played 26 times for England and 14 times for Great Britain and was awarded an MBE in 2014 for services to rugby league. He made a switch to rugby union in 2015 and went on to play for Yorkshire Carnegie before announcing retirement from playing career in April 2016.
He was appointed Rugby Director of the Rugby Football League in 2016 and helped lead England to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final before returning to Rhinos as Director of Rugby the following year and was appointed the defence coach of Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2021/22 season.
In December 2020, Sinfield led the campaign that raised more than £2.7m for motor neurone disease research by running seven marathons in seven days.