Rugby legends in conversation at Leeds Beckett
The event, which took place on Thursday 28 January at James Graham, Headingley Campus, is part of a series of free, public talks organised by Leeds Beckett University and supported by FrontRow Legal.
Sinfield, former Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain, and Redpath, Head Coach at Yorkshire Carnegie and former rugby union captain of Scotland, talked about the highs and lows of their careers, the people that have inspired them, their hopes for promotion and the pranks that rugby teams play whilst on tour! The talk can be viewed in full below.
Kevin Sinfield, who graduated from Leeds Beckett with a BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in 2008 and an MA in Sport Business in 2015, became the Rhinos most successful captain last year, making over 521 appearances for the club and leading them to 15 major titles, including the first treble in the club’s history.
As a fitting end to his career in rugby league, he was awarded the runner up prize at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2015: the first league player to be recognised since its inception in 1954.
A former scrum half for Melrose, Narbonne and Sale Sharks, Bryan Redpath captained his country on 26 occasions and appeared in three World Cups between 1995 and 2003. Retiring from playing in 2005, he climbed the coaching ranks at Gloucester to become Head Coach before moving to Sale, where he steered them to two European Challenge Cup victories in 2002 and 2005.
In the next instalment of the series, Jason Gillespie, former fast bowler for the all-conquering Australian cricket team and first-team coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC), will be discussing the special rivalry that exists between Australia and England and reflecting on his success at YCCC.
For more information on this and all Leeds Beckett events go to http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/ and to join in the conversation use the hashtag #CarnegieEvents.
The full list of talks in the series is:
‘Reflections – striking the perfect balance between Yorkshire and Adelaide’ – Jason Gillespie in conversation with Dave Callaghan. 6pm Thursday 4 February 2016. James Graham, Headingley Campus.
‘What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st Century teacher need to know?’ – Professor Ian Menter. 6pm Wednesday 9 March 2016. James Graham, Headingley Campus.
‘A collaborative approach to developing Yorkshire’s talent’ – Andy Rock, Dr Ben Jones and Dr Kevin Till. 6pm Thursday 10 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘Has football really moved on from racism?’ – Emy Onuora. 6pm Thursday 17 March 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
‘The lives and careers of women as sports coaches: The voices of the coaches’ – Dr Leanne Norman. 6pm Thursday 28 April 2016. Lewis Jones Suite, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.