Rugby

‘This is not just a vote for Kevin Sinfield’

Leeds’ captain fantastic is the first rugby leagueplayer to have made the BBC’s SPOTY shortlist: little wonder, writes Dave Hadfield, the sport is  putting tribal loyalties aside to rally round Sinfield

Jones’s captaincy conundrum

Eddie Jones’s tenure as England head coach officially begun on Tuesday and Chris Hewett runs the rule over the Australian’s first item of business: picking the man who will wear the captain’s armband.