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Who is Kyle Sinclair: Ten things you should know about England’s pillar
Kyle Sinclair has established himself as a mainstay in England front row.
Physicality is the hallmark of the game. He makes dominant interventions in defense and gains in attack thanks to a quick turn of speed. His understanding of the game allows him to come up with great streaks and bond with supportive players. As for mobility, his ability to undo makes it difficult for opponents to change it.
Here are some facts about the front rower.
Ten things you should know about Kyle Sinclair
1. Kyle Sinclair was born on the 30th of March 1993 in Wandsworth, London.
2. Sinckler took up rugby at Battersea Ironsides. He was a passionate football player but his mother Donna decided to take him to the local rugby club when he was eight years old.
3. He was discovered by Colin Osborne, then director of the Harlequins academy, when he was playing quarterback/central for Battersea against the KCS Old Boys, Osborne’s son’s team.
Osborne was one of the coaches who suggested he move in for support.
4. As a teenager, Sinckler helped create the first rugby team at Graveney School.
5. He played his first Premier League game for Harlequins against Gloucester in 2011, but it was his first Premier League game that season, and only added two games in 2012-13.
In May 2017, he made his 100th appearance for the club, against Northampton in the Premier League.
6. He made his England debut against South Africa at Twickenham in November 2016. His first test attempt came against Australia in 2019 Rugby World Cup.
7. His nicknames include “Sinck” and “Kitchen”.
8. Sinckler came off the bench with the British and Irish Lions in all three Tests against New Zealand in 2017. He also won the decisive penalty kick at the end of the second Test scored by Owen Farrell to win the match.
He missed the choice originally Lions 2021 The team was called up a month before the tour after Andrew Porter sustained a toe injury.
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9. Joined the Bristol Bears from Harlequins in July 2020.
10. Outside of rugby, he founded his real estate company as a way to plan for the future.
He also has an interest in coaching, looking after forwards and defending at Guildford RFC when he was at Harlequins. Former Queens teammate Dave Ward is also hoping Sinclair will help him in his new role as Bristol Bears women’s coach.
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