Since being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December 2019, Rob Burrow has become more than a rugby league legend.
The eight-time Super League Champion has become a legend of a man in the way he has battled the awful disease and raised awareness of it across the world.
Because of this, Burrow was awarded with an MBE this week in what was the tip of the iceberg where tributes and acknowledgement of the former scrum-half are concerned and last night there was yet another tribute to Burrow. This time it came from the world of Darts specifically from two-time world Champion Peter Wright.
Wright was playing Michael Van Gerwen in the PDC’s Premier League, a competition Wright has never won but was the runner-up in 2017, at Leeds’ First Direct Arena and he payed homage to one of Leeds’ greatest ever sporting stars Burrow with a new take on his famous look.
A huge Leeds Rhinos fan himself, the tribute was not a surprise and came in the shape of a different take on his signature look with his mohawk painted Leeds colours and his shirt and trousers taking on the Rhinos colours as well.
Sadly, Wright lost out to Van Gerwen on the night but his tribute was more than appreciated by Burrow himself who shared it on Twitter saying: “Thanks so much for your kind gesture. I do hope it brings you luck.”
— Rob Burrow MBE (@Rob7Burrow) April 7, 2022