Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield given hero’s welcome at Old Trafford during Rugby League World Cup Final

Kevin Sinfield knows what it is like to walk out at Old Trafford in front of 70,000 fans and the cascade of sound which follows on Grand Final night as fans wait expectantly on the biggest stage.

He also knows what success looks like in this famous old stadium winning seven Grand Finals in eight attempts as Leeds Rhinos skipper.

To many aspiring rugby league players Old Trafford is what they dream of, it is the pinnacle, the achievement that they chase.

But as Sinfield walked out at Old Trafford again today, the achievement he once again accomplished made Grand Final glory look like nothing.

Sinfield has raised millions in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease running seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021 and now seven ultramarathons in seven days which concluded today as he arrived at Old Trafford at halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final between Samoa and Australia.

He has again raised over a £1 million as he does his best to help the fight against MND in the name of his good friend and former teammate Rob Burrow who Sinfield has shared many a great moment with at this stadium for Leeds Rhinos in the past.

Speaking at halftime, he thanked the rugby league community for getting behind the MND community and said friendship was the motivator as he ran to Old Trafford today.

He was given the biggest ovation of the day at halftime and on World Cup Final day that is saying something.

A true hero’s welcome and an amazing moment that will live long in the memory of everyone at Old Trafford today and it may even overshadow the World Cup Final itself.

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