Kevin Sinfield opens up on moment with Mal Meninga and believes it underlines what is special about rugby league

Last Saturday, Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield completed his seventh ultramarathon in seven days as he continues his hope of spreading awareness and money in the fight against motor neurone disease after his good friend and former teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed in 2019.

The disease sadly took Scotland Rugby Union legend Doddie Weir from us last night.

As he completed the challenge, he arrived at Old Trafford at halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final and he was welcomed by 67,502 fans in Manchester cheering him and his team on after he had again raised £2.1 million in the fight against MND.

After that, he was met by Australian coach and rugby league legend, formerly of St Helens Mal Meninga, met Sinfield and shook his hand in a lovely moment.

Speaking this week, Sinfield opened up on that moment and believed it showed why rugby league is special:

“I’ve met him a few times, he is a good fella and for him to spare some time to shake my hand and wish me all the best during a World Cup Final, I’m not sure in many other sports or many other head coaches would come and do that.

“It was a nice moment, he was just saying ‘well done’ it was more the look in his eyes, he knew what we were doing and why we were doing.”

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