England prop Kyle Sinckler has candidly revealed the full effect that the world pandemic has had on his high-profile move to Bristol Bears.

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The 27-year-old prop revealed many of his thoughts and feelings from a truncated season of rugby in Maro Itoje’s brand new podcast, Maro Itoje: Pearl Conversations.

Sinckler was Itoje’s very first guest in this new series, with the Lions prop speaking in-depth about life outside of rugby, the 2019 Rugby World Cup and his future in the sport.

Bristol Bears announced the signing of the British & Irish Lion Sinckler in January on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old– who joins from Harlequins in a matter of weeks – has 31 caps for England and represented his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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The deal is reported to be worth in the region of £500,000 a year.

In the conversation with Itoje, Sinckler spoke about the logistical problems that Covid-19 had on his move to Bristol.

Maro Itoje asked Sinckler, “How has this affected your move to Bristol, if at all?”.

‘It’s been a bit tricky really because my contract ends at the end of June and on July 1, I’m a Bristol player. With the uncertainty about what is going to happen with the Premiership, the situation could arise where there is one week where I am playing for Harlequins and then the next week playing a game for Bristol. It would be difficult from a logistical point of view but life is about problem-solving and putting things in priority.’

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The former Harlequins man appears to be well aware of the effect that the pandemic has had on the rugby world, especially on a domestic level.

 

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