Kevin Sinfield & Rob Burrow given hero’s welcome as ‘Sir Kev’ trends and special guest joins Leeds Rhinos legend

Kevin Sinfield has arrived at Headingley Stadium this afternoon just shy of his fundraising target of £777,777.77 as he again looks to raise money and awareness in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Friend and former teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with MND in December 2019 and since then Sinfield has raised millions in the fight against it.

He ran seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021 and is on day six of seven ultramarathons in seven days today as he arrived at the home of Leeds Rhinos this afternoon.

Burrow beat him there and was ready to greet his former skipper and on arrival Burrow was given a fantastic ovation.

This was matched when Sinfield himself arrived at Headingley joined by another former teammate in the shape of Jamie Jones-Buchanan who played alongside Burrow in his final ever game in the 2017 Grand Final win against Burrow’s home town team Castleford Tigers as Burrow won an eighth Super League title.

It led to an emotional reunion:

As Sinfield ran today, “Sir Kev” trended across Twitter as he goes in search of his funding target and is 94% of the way there already.

The current Leeds squad, including Sinfield’s son Jack, were also there to cheer on the legendary Leeds skipper.

Blake Austin was amongst them and said: “It’s another one that he’s ticked off, it’s born out of friendship.

“To see what he’s doing for a friend is inspiring.”

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