Though December 2019 was a dark time for rugby league, it has helped show the togetherness of our great game.
This is because Leeds Rhinos legend and 8-time Super League Champion Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and since then so much has been done by the rugby league community to support Burrow and help fight this awful disease starting with an amazing testimonial event at Headingley on January 12th 2020 as plenty of Burrow’s teammates came out of retirement to play one last time.
One of those was legendary Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield who has led the way in raising awareness about MND.
He ran seven marathons in seven days before running 101 miles in one day from Leicester Tiger’s ground to Headingley.
He is not set to stop there either with BBC breakfast confirming that tomorrow morning just after 8 o’clock that “Sinfield will launch his final and toughest challenge yet for MND research.”
Sinfield will be there alongside Burrow and Doddie Weir and Ed Slater who live with the disease.
According to the Rhinos Twitter page, it is not something you want to miss.
Tomorrow on #BBCBreakfast, Kevin Sinfield will launch his final and toughest challenge yet for MND research.
Don't miss it – just after 8am ⏰ pic.twitter.com/jTkr5zalAH
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) September 25, 2022
Sinfield has helped raise millions for research into cures for MND which has seen a recent breakthrough as Sky News reported last week.
The former Leeds captain is also set to release a book next year called “The Extra Mile” which shares its title with his last fundraising challenge.
Sinfield and Burrow played alongside each other in seven Grand Final wins forming an inspiring friendship that has seen Sinfield go above and beyond for his teammate.