Rob Burrow ‘completely overwhelmed’ on Headingley return

Rob Burrow was back at Headingley last night for the first time since January 2020 and he couldn’t have been prouder of the rugby league fraternity.

Since being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease back in 2019, Burrow has raised incredible awareness of the disease alongside the likes of lifelong friend Kevin Sinfield.

And, he was blown away by the support when he walked out at the famous Leeds ground.

“Its’ great to be back at Headingley after so long,” Burrow said.

“I’m completely overwhelmed to be shortlisted by the NTAs and I’ve got the backing of the greatest sport in the world – rugby league.”

Rob’s wife Lindsay was also present in the Sky Sports studio and she acknowledged just how tough the journey had been, but that she was so proud of her husband.

“It’s been challenging obviously with the pandemic and Rob’s health, but we take each day as it comes – we try to keep raising awareness and keeping positive.

“Rob was a bit apprehensive about doing the book but looking back, he’s glad he’s done it – it charts his highs and lows and the good and bad points in his career and it talks about his battle that he faces now.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Rob and Kevin, the support that we’ve had and the awareness that we’ve raised, honestly, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you I’m so grateful.”

This was the moment that Rob, Lindsay and their three children graced the Headingley turf:

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