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Kevin Sinfield given prestigious award

Kevin Sinfield may have captained Leeds Rhinos to seven Super League titles, three world titles and a pair of Challenge Cups but he’ll be the first to tell that those achievements pale in comparison to what he’s been able to do for former teammate Rob Burrow over the last 22 months.

In December 2019, Burrow, himself an eight-time Super League winner with the Rhinos, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and ever since his former teammates have banded round the former Leeds number seven to help him through these tough times and to help raise money and awareness to combat the awful disease.

Sinfield has gone above and beyond when trying to help Burrow. After coming out of retirement to play one more game alongside Burrow and the likes of Danny McGuire, he raised millions of pounds when running seven marathons in seven days.

Today, he even completed the London Marathon in support of varies MND charities including MNDA. Shortly after, he was presented with the Loch Lomond Spirit of Super League award for epitomising the values of the sport over the last 12 months whilst going above and beyond what would be expected of a professional sportsman.

He follows in the footsteps of joint winners Mose Masoe and the aforementioned Burrow who were presented the award last year and the latter has again praised his friend and former teammate reminding us that “everyone needs a friend like Kevin.”

Burrow once again only had good things to say about his former captain: “I’m used to being the underdog from my playing days, so this seems to be a continuation of that in my battle now. Kevin has been amazing with me since day one and has been by my side throughout.

“I was absolutely blown away by the public’s reaction to Kev’s 7-in-7 challenge. Kevin has always conducted himself in the public eye as professional, genuine and a beacon of hope for any aspiring athlete.

“I often tell him that he has never failed at anything in his life so I knew what he could achieve. He is meticulous in all his preparation for things, so I was not surprised he succeeded again. I just hope he realises just how much he has impacted the greatest sport in the world – Rugby League.”

Tomorrow, Sinfield will be joined by a number of current Super League stars as they collect rewards for outstanding seasons in 2021. You can watch the awards ceremony on Sky Sports Mix.

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