“I’m not holding back” – Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow’s heartwarming message before documentary tonight

Rob Burrow’s legacy was once all about success against the odds.

A little man playing what was seen as ‘a big man’s game’ but he relished the chance to make his opponents look foolish with amazing pace and footwork which turned him into not only one of the best ever players to grace the game in Britain but also one of the best players to watch in the game too.

He helped Leeds to eight Super League titles as the competition’s most successful one club man. He also won three League Leaders’ Shields, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups.

Nowadays though his legacy is perhaps still about defying the odds but no longer consigned to rugby league as he inspires millions with his battle against Motor Neurone Disease.

Burrow was diagnosed with the awful disease back in December 2019 and since then has raised so much awareness and money in the fight against it but is now taking an extra step in the fight against it with another documentary providing insight into what it is like living with MND as he hopes to continue to raise awareness in the fight against it.

He has issued one last heartwarming message before the documentary goes on air tonight on BBC saying he is not holding back.

He took to Twitter to say: “I hope that the message gets across tonight. I’m not holding back and let you in to my life for the day. I’m super proud of my families sacrifice to me because it effects the fam. BBC 2. 7pm. Rob Burrow: living with MND!”

Prior to the documentary, Burrow appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to talk about the struggles of living with MND and in the interview spoke about the toughest aspects of it:

“The most frustrating thing about the disease is not being able to be the dad I want to be,” Burrow said on Five live.

“I hate seeing Lindsey look after me, and basically be a single parent.

“I know Macy can remember me and Maya a bit but Jackson cannot remember me, bless him, I hate that the most.”

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