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Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow “grateful” for “truly special” gesture from Leeds United

There are few sportsmen beloved in Leeds as much as Rob Burrow.

The former Rhinos number seven is Super League’s most successful one club man with eight Super League titles to his name.

Alongside these, he won three World Club Challenges, two Challenge Cups and three League Leaders’ Shields.

He was a two-time Harry Sunderland Award winner, scored the Grand Final’s greatest ever try and created the second greatest Grand Final try.

He also scored in the 2005 World Club Challenge win over Canterbury and the 2015 Challenge Cup Final over Hull KR.

A Leeds Rhinos legend, he is a legend to everyone these days due to the way he has battled Motor Neurone Disease which he was diagnosed with in December 2019.

This week, Burrow showed exactly what his battle has been like in a documentary on the BBC as he continues to raise awareness and money in the fight against MND which has seen him exceed rugby league.

That saw him receive a “truly special” gesture from Leeds United yesterday as he attended their defeat to Fulham at Elland Road.

Sat in hospitality, Burrow sadly saw his team lose but were given shirts with Burrow 7 on the back in something that clearly meant a lot to Burrow as he took to Twitter to say: “Gutted about the result but the hospitality and the staff at Leeds United were first class. We are so grateful for the shirts with Burrow 7 on the back. Truly special.”

It’s another indicator of just how beloved Burrow is not just in the rugby league world but beyond.

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