MP makes Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow knighthood claim

He has raised millions for MND in support of his best friend and former team-mate Rob Burrow.

Burrow was diagnosed with MND in 2019 after a trophy-laden rugby league career alongside Sinfield at Leeds Rhinos, with the pair winning seven Super League titles together.

Sinfield has so far helped raise over £7 million for MND charities by completing three running challenges.

His first challenge was 7 in 7, where he ran seven marathons in seven days. His second was the ‘Extra Mile’ challenge, where he ran 101 miles in 24 hours, the distance from Leicester to Leeds. More recently, he undertook the Extra 7 in 7, where he ran seven ultra-marathons in seven days.

Recently, he and Burrow ran the Leeds marathon together with Sinfield carrying Burrow over the finish line.

For what he did in rugby league, Sinfield was awarded an MBE and for his charity work he recently received an OBE but still we wait for him to be knighted.

During his playing days, he was known as Sir Kev at Headingley and there have been constant calls for that to be official and now Yvette Cooper MP has now joined them.

Cooper has written to the Honours and Appointments Secretariat this week backing the national campaign to give Sinfield and Rob Burrow a knighthood.

“I can think of no better recipients than Rob and Kevin to right this wrong. They were both giants in their playing careers and they have been the most incredible role models, inspiring champions and supporters of so many other families suffering from MND who will be helped in future by the work they continue to do,” Cooper wrote according to Wakefield Express.

“I hope you will agree that their incredible achievements are worthy of the highest possible honour.”