Director of Rugby Chris Gibson has welcomed the signing of Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield on an 18 month contract and says the former England Rugby League captain will be determined to be a success in the 15 man code.

Gibson, who has been a friend and mentor for Sinfield for over a decade, admitted he was delighted when Sinfield agreed to join Yorkshire Carnegie from November. 

He commented, "Kevin is a true professional and I know that he will leave no stone unturned in his desire to be a success in Rugby Union and to help Yorkshire Carnegie get into the Aviva Premiership."