Support continues for Rhinos legend Rob Burrow

Support for Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow continues to flood in with the online fund heading towards £200,000 in just a week since it was launched before Christmas.

Burrow himself was at Leeds Rhinos game against Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley on Boxing Day to enjoy all the action as the Rhinos ran out 30-4 winners to win the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge. There was plenty of support for Rob in the stand and on the pitch throughout the morning.

Head Groundsman Ryan Golding had ensured that Burrow’s fund was front and centre with a special stencil on the pitch showing virginmoneygiving.com/fund/robburrow either side of half way and in both in goals plus the Rhinos squad wore special t-shirts to show their support for Rob in the warm up.

The effort was matched by Leeds United ahead of their televised Championship clash with Preston North End.

Just before Christmas it was announced that Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The publics response was incredible with the fund set up to support Rob and his young family continuing to climb. Thanks to our friends at BBC Look North, here is the full interview with Rob and Tanya Arnold from that original announcement so you can hear from Rob in his own words how his approaching his battle with MND and how much your support means to him.