Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield’s defiant and emotional message in battle against MND

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield arrived at Headingley Stadium today as he edges closer to completing seven ultramarathons in seven days in the name of Rob Burrow hoping to raise £777,777.77 in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Sinfield arrived at Headingley around noon and was greeted by his former teammate and good friend Burrow who was diagnosed with MND in 2019.

The two shared an emotional embrace before Sinfield issued the following message fighting back the tears and having to stop for a moment to gather himself as he continues to heroically fight against MND for his friend Burrow.

He said: “Wherever we’ve been it’s been incredible since we’ve set off, it keeps getting better and better.

“It’s great to be almost home, my rugby home.

“I think you all understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.

“You’re all stood side by side with us just as we try to do for Rob, Lindsey and the family.

“Our team can’t thank you enough for the support, the awareness, the money we’ve raised.

“We’ll find a cure for this disease, I don’t know when but we all keep fighting together, we’ll get there.

“Whatever is next for the MND community will ensure the light continues to shine brightly.

“Thank you everyone, one more day to go.”

Sinfield has already set off again with his sixth day set to conclude at Bradford City today.

He will then arrive at Old Trafford mid-way through the Rugby League World Cup Final tomorrow to complete the seven day challenge.

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