Why England star had to leave Harlequins
REACTION: England prop Kyle Sinckler has candidly revealed why he opted to exit Harlequins and joined Bristol Bears.
In an interview on Maro Itoje’s brand new podcast, Maro Itoje: Pearl Conversations, the England prop reveal the full effect that the World pandemic has had on his high-profile move up to Bristol Bears.
The 27-year-old prop revealed much of his thoughts and feelings from the latest season of rugby in c
Sinckler was Itoje’s very first guest on 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 capture of British and Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler earlier in the season, who arrives on a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old– who joins from Harlequins in the summer of 2020 – has 31 caps for England and represented his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The deal is reported to be worth in the region of £500,000 a year.
Introducing… Pearl Conversations, @maroitoje‘s podcast series 🎙.
Episode 1️⃣ with Kyle Sinckler is out now so hit the link below.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) June 30, 2020
In the conversation with Itoje, Sinckler spoke about the logistical problems that Covid-19 has had on his move the 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 the first of July I’m a Bristol player,” Sinckler said.
“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 place,”
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.