One year since Rob Burrow’s game
On this day in 2020 Leeds legends Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Keith Senior, Danny McGuire, Ryan Bailey, Kylie Leuluai and Brett Delaney played in one last game together support of their former team mates Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
In the pre season friendly game against Bradford Bulls, which was to mark Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s testimonial, the former team mates joined the current squad to play for one final time in front of a sell out Emerald Headingley crowd. The hero of the day, Rob Burrow, who had been diagnosed with MND only a month earlier also pulled on the blue and amber shirt once again, to the delight of the thousands of fans who had attended to pay tribute to the Rhinos legend.
The game ended in a 34-10 win for the Rhinos, but it was the love and comradeship from this unique band of brothers for their team mate and his family that will be remembered from this special day.
Take a look back at some of the behind scenes footage from that unforgettable day.
You can still buy a DVD of the game to relive the whole unforgettable occasion. The DVD also includes extra features that take you behind the scenes on the day and Burrow himself talking about the moment he found out he had MND.
Profits from the sale of this official Leeds Rhinos product will be donated to the fund set up to support Rob Burrow and his family.
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Support MND Association with a 7 in 7 Challenge
Following the success of Kevin Sinfield’s seven marathons in seven days challenge, many more people have been inspired to copmplete their own 7 in 7 Challenge for MND Association.
Fancy doing your own challenge? Choose your distance and complete seven runs (or walks) over seven consecutive days. You could run a mile every day, 77 miles over 7 days or 7k a day – it’s your challenge, your choice. Join the team to raise money and you’ll not only help to support families living with motor neurone disease, like Rob’s, but will also fund vital research in the search for a cure for MND.
For more information CLICK HERE