Burrow to be guest of honour for Thursday’s game against Huddersfield

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 27/02/20 - Commercial - Leeds Sports Awards 2020 - First Direct Arena, Leeds, England - Rob Burrow at the Leeds Sports Awards.

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow MBE will be the guest of honour at Thursday night’s Betfred Super League match against Huddersfield Giants at Emerald Headingley.

The eight time Grand Final winner will be back at the stadium on a match day for the first time since his joint fundraising game with Jamie Jones-Buchanan in January 2020, which saw a record crowd pack into Emerald Headingley to watch the Leeds legends return to beat local rivals Bradford Bulls 34-10.

Burrow, who was inducted into the Leeds Hall of Fame in 2020 and is a Patron of the MND Association will also be at the game on the night his ‘Too Many Reasons to Live’, will also be launched.

The book, which has been published by Pan Macmillan, documents the extraordinary story of Rob’s life as the perennial underdog who has taken to his fight with MND with the same irrepressible courage as he took on his opponents on the pitch.

‘Too Many Reasons to Live’ is available to buy for £20 and can be pre-ordered on the Elite Pro Sports website. Fans attending Thursday’s game against the Giants will also be able to get their copy of the book from the Elite Pro Sports Shop on St Michael’s Lane and also in the Tetley’s South Stand.

From gates opening, the big screen will be showing a number of features surrounding Rob’s remarkable achievements on the pitch and his inspirational efforts to raise funds and awareness for MND. Among the features, there will be highlights of Rob’s rugby career as well as spoken sections of ‘Too Many Reasons to Live’.

To buy your tickets for the rivals round match with Huddersfield, go to tickets.therhinos.co.uk or phone on 0371 423 1315 (Monday to Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm). Please be aware that the ticket office at Emerald Headingley Stadium is not open on non-match days.