“He’ll keep fighting his best fight” – Update on Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow

Yesterday was a special day for the Burrow family.

Leeds legend Rob Burrow, his wife Lindsey and their two daughters Macy and Maya were all at the Magic Weekend where there was a great tribute to the former scrum-half.

Burrow was a legend of Super League winning the title eight times and winning the Harry Sunderland Award twice in 2007 and 2011. He was sadly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December 2019 but Leeds and the rest of the sport has battled hard to raise money and awareness in his name since then culminating in the gestures yesterday.

In their important clash, both Leeds and Castleford wore kits inspired by Burrow which will both raise money to help fight this awful disease. The Leeds shirt was designed by Burrow’s children whilst his daughters Macy and Maya led the team out.

During the day, Burrow’s former teammate Barrie McDermott went to interview the family for Sky Sports and his wife Lindsey said it was nice to be back at the Magic Weekend: “It’s been brilliant to be back here especially after Covid. Lots of special memories and special for us to come back as a family.”

She also gave an update on his health with Burrow as courageous as ever: “He’s doing well, as well as he can be. He’s still got that smile on his face. He’s still going and he’ll keep fight his best fight.”

She then went on to thank both teams as well as the wider sport for their support: “A massive thank to both Leeds and Castleford for the shirts. Thank you so much for the awareness they continue to raise, the whole rugby league family.”

Capping off the day for the Burrow family, they were the recipients of the biggest cheer of the day with the whole stadium cheering when they were shown on the big screen yesterday at St James’ Park.

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