Kyle Sinckler is one of the world’s most powerful tighthead props. With well over 100 appearances in Premiership Rugby for various sides, almost 50 England caps and several appearances for the British and Irish Lions, he’s undoubtedly one of the best props in world rugby today.
Born on 30 March 1993, Kyle Sinckler began playing rugby at the age of eight. Although he was a big fan of football growing up, his mother convinced him to try rugby and he naturally gravitated towards the sport due to his frame and stature.
Choosing rugby was a wise choice and Kyle Sinckler was immediately successful in the sport. After playing junior rugby for Battersea Ironsides, Sinckler represented England at under-16, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels. He also joined the Harlequins Academy at the age of 12 and graduated from the setup in 2011, when he represented the first team.
After loan spells at Richmond and Ealing, Kyle Sinckler returned to Harlequins and became an established member of the first team. He played more than 100 games for the club over the next several years and during this period he won the Anglo-Welsh Cup and finished as a runner-up in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. However, in 2020, he left the side and joined the Bristol Bears.
Although Kyle Sinckler has been a force in domestic rugby over the years, he’s seen his greatest level of success in an England shirt. Since his first appearance for the international side in 2016, he’s featured more than 40 times for his country. In this time, he’s won the Six Nations Championship and played in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Sadly though, he was injured in the third minute of the game.
Due to his success for England over the years, Kyle Sinckler was also selected for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017. He featured in all three tests as the Lions gained a historic draw.
As one of the top props in the game, Kyle Sinckler still has many years of top-level rugby ahead of him. We can’t wait to see what else he can achieve for Bristol Bears, England and the British and Irish Lions in the years to come.