New Rob Burrow documentary set to air this week

Another Rob Burrow documentary is set to air on Thursday night on ITV.

Burrow has been courageously fighting MND since December 2019.

The Leeds Rhinos legend has been an inspirational to the MND Community.

ITV made the following statement:

“Since his diagnosis in 2019, rugby league legend Rob Burrow has been battling Motor Neurone Disease, with wife Lindsey by his side.

“ITV Tonight follows Lindsey Burrow as she fits in marathon training with working and family life, whilst exploring the wider impact of this debilitating and terminal disease.

“Lindsey & Rob: Living With MND. This Thursday 8th June, 8:30pm on ITV1.”

This comes after ‘Rob Burrow: Living with MND’ was award winning. The half hour documentary follows the award-winning documentary called ‘Rob Burrow: My year with MND’ and now the same team behind that documentary take an intimate look at his life now.

Since he was diagnosed, Burrow has defied the odds, becoming an ambassador for all those impacted by the disease, while inspiring vital fundraising with the love and support of Rob’s family, friends and the wider Rugby League community.

The documentary shows how the disease impacts his wife, Lindsey, their three young children Macy (10), Maya (7), and Jackson (3), his parents Geoff and Irene, as well as former teammate at Leeds Rhinos, Kevin Sinfield OBE, who has raised millions for MND research.

Rob is shown at some of his most intimate and vulnerable moments in this story of courage and never giving up, with those around him also showing incredible strength and bravery.

Unsurprisingly after what was a moving insight into his and his family’s battle, the documentary has won an award at tonight’s Sports Journalism Awards.

It was crowned Television Documentary of the Year on a night where Jon Wilkin is up for pundit of the year and Channel 4’s Super League coverage is also up for an award.