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Burrow autobiography to come out this year

Former Leeds Rhinos scrum half Rob Burrow has announced the writing of his autobiography, which will come out in August.

The rights for the book have been bought by Pan MacMillan, who paid a six-figure sum to acquire it from Featherstone Cairns.

During his time at Leeds, he was the multiple winner of the Super League, Challenge Cup, World Cup Challenge, League Leader’s Shield and the Harry Sunderland man of the match Trophy in 2007 and 2011.

After retiring, Burrow was included in the ultimate Leeds Rhinos Dream Team.

In December 2019, shortly after retiring, he received the devastating news that he was suffering from the degenerative disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain.

In 2020, the BBC followed Burrow for a year and the resulting documentary My Year with MND has been watched by two million people so far. More recently, his former Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days, raising nearly £3m for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Too Many Reasons to Live is 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.

Burrow said: “I am really excited for my story to be told as it is a true underdog story.  Against all odds I became successful in a sport played by the biggest of men.

“The adversity gave me a fighting chance as I now face an impossible opponent, and my fight to stay alive!”

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