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Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield opens up on touching moment with Rob Burrow

Kevin Sinfield is Super League’s most successful skipper but what makes him a special captain is how he goes above and beyond for his teammates.

That has been summed up by what we have seen him do for his former Leeds Rhinos teammate and good friend Rob Burrow years after the two stopped playing.

That’s because Burrow has been battling Motor Neurone Disease since December 2019 and Sinfield has taken on plenty of challenges to raise money and awareness in the fight against MND raising over £7 million.

He completed his last challenge last week as he ran seven ultramarathons in seven days and during this he was reunited with Burrow at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley in a heart warming moment.

Speaking yesterday, Sinfield opened up on the moment: “It was a really nice moment when I saw him at Headingley. He text me every night, he genuinely cares about what we’re doing and the team but wanted to make sure we were alright.

“That moment at Headingley tells you everything. His eyes and his smile told me everything I need to know.

“To greet Lindsey and his mum and dad are an emotional moment which will stick with me forever because I know what it means to them.

“I’m delighted we were able to have a great week.”

Sinfield went on to describe himself as a billionaire in terms of the friendships he has made.

“The challenges have provided me the chance to provide hope to people and there is no greater gift,” he said.

“I don’t want any rewards, I’ve had my rewards, the memories and the hope we’ve made.

“I said this about my playing career, the medals and the trophies matter but they don’t really matter because the thing I treasure are the memories.

“So after the last three years I feel like I’m a billionaire in terms of friendships.”

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