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Rob Burrow plays special role as beloved TV show prepares for important new storyline

Leeds Rhinos

Rob Burrow is a rugby league legend but he is a legend of a man as well.

The Leeds Rhinos halfback won eight Grand Finals with the Rhinos picking up two Harry Sunderland Awards as he scored arguably the greatest Grand Final try as well as creating another contender for Ryan Hall in the 2011 decider.

Burrow also won two Challenge Cups scoring in the Wembley final in 2015 as well as crossing in the 2005 World Club Challenge win: one of three won by Burrow – the same number of League Leaders’ Shields claimed by Leeds’ legendary number seven.

He also played for England and Great Britain which is why England will be wearing a special kit for their clash with France in April.

This is of course because the Rhinos legend has been fighting MND since December 2019.

Despite this he made one last Headingley appearance in 2020 in a great occasion against Bradford Bulls.

Burrow has been battling the disease for years inspiring others and now his inspiration is spreading to one of Britain’s most beloved soap operas.

As revealed on BBC Breakfast, Burrow met up with Coronation Street actors to help advise them on a storyline centred on Motor Neurone Disease to give them an understanding about what it really is like to fight MND.

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