Kevin Sinfield and Nigel Wood have both been awarded an OBE for services to rugby league.
Sinfield already had an MBE to his name, but, having raised over £2.2 million for Rob Burrow and the MNDA, the former Leeds Rhino has been granted the extra honour. Wood, meanwhile, has been recognised for his contributions to the sport as ex-chief executive of the RFL.
It’s just a huge honour,” Sinfield said.
“I think the work we’ve done for Rob in particular – and I say we – it’s all to do with that.
“I just feel really honoured by it, it’s absolutely for all those people who’ve given a little bit of themselves towards helping Rob and making his journey a little bit easier.
“And then, of course, to all of the Burrow family. It’s for them too.
“To get some recognition for that is lovely but not by any stretch do I feel it’s about me because it isn’t. It’s about everybody who’s played a small part.