Burrow overtakes Brough in all time list at Leeds
Leeds Rhinos skipper Rob Burrow last week passed fellow club legend Jim Brough in the all time list of appearances at the club.
Burrow, who scored the Rhinos only points in the Dacia World Club Challenge loss to North Queensland Cowboys, was making his 443rd appearance for the club, having made his debut back fifteen years ago.
The 33-year-old was appearing in a record equalling seventh World Club Challenge last Sunday, drawing level with former team mate Jamie Peacock but he is the only player to have played in all seven of the Rhinos World Club Challenge games, winning three in 2005, 2008 and 2012.
Burrow has also appeared in all seven of the Rhinos Grand Final wins between 2004 and 2015 as well as both Challenge Cup Final wins in 2014 and 2015, the latter being his seventh Challenge Cup Final in his career. In total he has appeared in 22 Finals in 15 years, winning 12 of them along with three League Leaders Shields.
'Gentleman' Jim Brough must rank as one of the finest captains and servants in the history of the club. In a career spanning nearly twenty years, the Cumbrian born former England RU international gained a reputation for being one of the finest and innovative full backs in the code and an inspirational leader.
His signing by Leeds in September 1925 was an enormous coup and his friendly rivalry with the likes of Jim Sullivan at Wigan and Warrington's Bill Shankland were focal points of matches. Their kicking duels were legendary but his impeccable defence and ability to turn that into searing attack with a sidestep or clean break became his trademarks.
He toured in 1928 and 36, the latter as captain, a year in which he had also led Leeds to their first ever success at Wembley. A Challenge Cup winner also in 1932 and ten years later he enjoyed enormous success leading Cumberland and England in a glittering career.