England release Rob Burrow and MND inspired jersey for France clash

England have released a superb new jersey for their international friendly against France at the Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The jersey is a special tribute to Rob Burrow as it aims to raise money in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease which Burrow, a former England and Great Britain international, has courageously battled since December 2019.

£10 from every shirt sale will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The shirt is reminiscent to the jersey England wore during some of the best years of Burrow’s career.

It uses the same design as the 2011 jersey, the year Burrow won the Harry Sunderland Award with 100% of the votes in the Grand Final and scored what is widely regarded as the best ever Grand Final try as well as creating another great Grand Final try for Ryan Hall in the 2011 decider as Leeds Rhinos defeated St Helens.

Burrow missed the 2011 Four Nations but did wear the shirt in 2012 the last time England won a trophy against a nation rather than a team like the Exiles or Combined Nations.

PICTURE BY CHRIS MANGNALL /SWPIX.COM…Rugby League – Gillette Four Nations 2011- England v Wales – Stadium Leigh Sports Village, Leigh , England – 29/10/11… England’s Kevin Sinfield.

In 2012, Burrow alongside Leeds teammates Kevin Sinfield, Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins, helped England to a win in a tri-nations tournament against Wales and France.

This new jersey is a similar design as this shirt but uses the MND colours – blue and orange – instead of the red cross.

It is also akin to the jersey Leeds wore at the 2022 Magic Weekend against Castleford with the cross also looking like a seven much like that shirt.

It adopts the MND colours.

On the back is a brilliant quote about Burrow.

Here is the jersey:

England will wear the shirt against France.

A decision will be made, perhaps as soon as next week, about whether Shaun Wane will be in charge of the fixture.

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