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Watch: Heart warming moment as Rob Burrow watches his children deliver match ball

If you are watching England vs France on Sky Sports today and aren’t a die hard rugby league fan you might question why England are wearing a white jersey with dark blue and orange rather than red.

Well the shirt pays homage to a kit worn by one of English rugby league’s greatest in the shape of Rob Burrow.

The Leeds Rhinos legend played a key role the last time England won a tournament against France and Wales in 2012 as teammate Kevin Sinfield captained the side.

The shirt replicates the design of that shirt but replaces the red with the Motor Neurone Disease Association colours as Burrow continues to fight the awful disease for a fourth year.

Money raised from the short goes towards MNDA.

But the tributes to Burrow didn’t end there as his children carried out the match ball today as Burrow watched on from the crowd in what was a heartwarming moment for the family.

You can watch the moment here:

England are doing their bit to pay tribute leading 18-0 after Burrow’s former teammate Ash Handley got the opening try whilst picking up his first official cap.

It is forgotten that one of Burrow’s best nights came at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones stadium which is today’s venue.

Burrow created a sensational try for Ryan Hall and scored himself in the 2011 Super League semi-final as Leeds booked their place in an unlikely final.

A week later Burrow was even better as he scored arguably the Grand Final’s greatest ever try as Leeds won and he scooped the Harry Sunderland Award.

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