Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield pays tribute to Doddie Weir as he reveals what he did for Rob Burrow after MND diagnosis

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has done so much in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

He has raised millions in the fight against MND but he has not been alone in this fight.

His fight was inspired by the diagnoses of good friend Rob Burrow at the end of 2019 and the man who took him under his wing in this fight Scotland rugby union legend Doddie Weir.

Doddie was diagnosed in 2016 and established the My Name is Doddie charity in the fight against MND.

He sadly passed away last weekend and this week Kevin Sinfield has again paid tribute to Doddie revealing what Doddie did for Burrow in his fight against MND.

“It’s a tough one this, he’s a champion. I’ve probably only known him the last three years, I was fortunate to cross paves when Rob Burrow got diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease,” Sinfield said on BT Sport.

“My thoughts go out to Kathy and the boys. The family have been wonderful.

“How Doddie campaigned since he was diagnosed has been wonderful, he has been like everybody’s big brother in the MND community. Two days after Robbie got diagnosed, we went to see Doddie in Carlisle and what he did was instil a fighting spirit and more so than anything he instilled hope and for that MND community they will be eternally grateful.

“I’ll be grateful that we became friends. The last time I saw him was two weeks ago during that challenge, he wasn’t well but he came to see us and his smile and eyes that day is something I will never forget.”

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