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Leeds Rhinos blast government decision on Rob Burrow campaign

Leeds Rhinos have slammed the government’s decision not to fund the groundbreaking research of over £50 million to find a Motor Neurone Disease cure.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed his new budget for the financial season, but Burrow’s campaign to raise £50 million over five years in government spending has been rejected.

It’s a major kick in the teeth for Burrow and his supporters, which includes former Leeds Rhinos teammate Kevin Sinfield.

Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days raising £3 million for MND charities, going the extra mile for his former teammate ever since his diagnosis and the two have provided hope to so many people with the platform the two have created.

The ex-Rhinos captain also revealed his latest fundraiser and plans to run 100 miles in 24 hours which is the equivalent of four marathons back-to-back with no sleep. He’ll be going from Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium all the way to Leeds’ Emerald Headingley Stadium.

But, all of those efforts have fallen on deaf ears in Downing Street, much to the chagrin of Rob and his family, as well as his mighty support from the Leeds club.

Leeds wrote: “Disappointing news today from @RishiSunak that the current government is not prepared to support groundbreaking research that could find the break through in MND but the fight goes on and we will continue our support for the MND community inspired by @Rob7Burrow“.

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