Tears never far away as rugby league shows support to Rob Burrow

12 January 2020 06:55
Leeds legends come out of retirement for cameo appearances on an emotional afternoon that was all about their former team-mate and his fight against MNDIt was a day Rob Burrow never thought he would have to experience, but it became an occasion he will never forget. At 4:46 on Sunday afternoon, one of the most decorated careers in British rugby league’s modern history was briefly revived – but two years after retiring from the sport, this was not a desperate attempt to recapture the glory years. Sadly, this was a cameo set in a far more brutal, heart-wrenching backdrop.They came from far and wide to show their support for Burrow, the Leeds Rhinos legend who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last month. This day was originally a testimonial for another Leeds great, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who retired after two decades of service to the club last season, but it was quickly changed to an occasion to celebrate both men, as well as raise more funds to support Burrow and his family as he takes on his toughest challenge of all. Related: Rob Burrow reveals doctor’s positive motor neurone disease outlook Related: Leeds Rhinos' Rob Burrow inspired by Doddie Weir after MND diagnosis Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian