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Rob Burrow sends emotional message to Kevin Sinfield following visit

Rob Burrow has once more paid tribute to his friend – whom he calls a ‘superhero’ – and former Leeds Rhinos teammate Kevin Sinfield.

Burrow was visited at home by Sinfield, who tonight was announced as joining the Board of Trustees of RL Cares.

The former Leeds Rhinos captain and England star has agreed to join RL Cares, the independent charity that has responsibility for delivering welfare support to current and recently retired Rugby League players.

Sinfield will fulfil his new role as a trustee alongside his current position as Defence Coach for Leicester Tigers and is looking forward to helping shape and enhance the charity’s player welfare provision from 2022 and beyond.

“I always said I’d never leave the sport, it’s given me everything I’ve got and it’s really important for me to give something back,” said Kevin.

“I understand the importance of player welfare and the work that Rugby League Cares does: it’s a wonderful organisation and I’m delighted to be joining.

Burrow, meanwhile, continues to fight the battle against Motor Neurone Disease and was overjoyed with a visit from his friend Sinfield today.

Burrow wrote in a tweet: “I had a great day and always great to get a visit for Kevin and davo. I’m still in awe whenever he walks through door (kev not davo) although they have always been with me from the start. #superhuman #kevnotdavo“.

It follows Sinfield’s gruelling achievement of running 101 miles in 24 hours and he has since raised millions into MND research.

The duo were two pillars of Leeds’ golden generation from 2004-17 with the pair playing alongside each other in seven Grand Final triumphs including three in a row from 2007-09. They both can also lay claim to being one of the few players to win the Harry Sunderland Award with Rob Burrow becoming the first Super League player to do so winning the award in 2007 and 2011.

However, his world was turned upside down at the end of 2019 when he was diagnosed with MND but Sinfield has again shown himself to be the perfect teammate.

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