Former Leeds Rhinos star surprised Kevin Sinfield during fundraising challenge for Rob Burrow

Today during the Rugby League World Cup Final, Kevin Sinfield will complete his seventh ultramarathon in seven days as he raises money and awareness in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

He has been inspired to do so by the battle his former teammate and good friend Rob Burrow has gone on against MND since his diagnosis in 2019.

Since then, Sinfield has run seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours before taking on this insane challenge this year.

It’s been all about friendship and the relationship between teammates as Sinfield looks to inspire a team of people around those who suffer MND to find a cure for the disease.

Speaking of teammates, a former teammate of Sinfield’s and Burrow’s surprised the pair this week when Sinfield arrived in York alongside another former Rhino in Super League’s most successful player Jamie Peacock.

As Sinfield and Peacock ran in at York, former Leeds hooker Danny Buderus was waiting to applaud them.

Buderus won the 2011 Grand Final alongside Sinfield, Burrow and Peacock.

He spoke about the moment on BBC Radio Leeds and has such praise for Sinfield: “Just to sit there and witness Kev, what he has done and all the team. I went up to York to clap them in, to clap them in there was a swell of people, hundreds of people to just clap them in.

“It’s started a whole movement, what he’s doing is inspirational, to see it first hand was amazing.”

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