Leeds Rhinos: Burrow’s a champion act on dancefloor

Rob Burrow and partner in ballroom mode.
Rob Burrow and partner in ballroom mode.
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Their smart footwork on the rugby pitch helped make them world champions earlier this year.

Now a host of Leeds Rhinos stars are ready to show they’ve got all the right moves on the dancefloor as well.

They will be taking part in a Strictly Come Dancing-style night at the Queens Hotel in Leeds on Saturday, July 7.

The glittering event – which has been dubbed Strictly Scrum Dancing – will be the finale of Rhinos favourite Rob Burrow’s testimonial year.

Rob told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It should be a really good night.

“Everyone will be dressed up just like you see on TV – although the actual moves might not be as polished!”

Players due to step into the spotlight alongside 29-year-old scrum-half Rob include Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Ryan Hall and Lee Smith.

They will be waltzing their way through the evening with the help of members of the Rhinos matchday dance team.

Rob’s testimonial year has been organised in recognition of his 10 years of service at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Previous events have included a Rhinos versus Featherstone Rovers match and a boxing dinner at Leeds United’s Elland Road ground.

A golf day will take place at Sand Moor Golf Club in Alwoodley on Thursday, May 3.

“The support I’ve had through the year has been tremendous,” said Rob.

“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the fans.”

Tickets for Strictly Scrum Dancing cost £55, which includes a three-course meal.

A limited number of VIP tables-for-10 next to the dancefloor are available for £750 each.

For more details, ring 0871 423 1315.

* A string of top players from both rugby codes have been among the contestants on the Strictly Come Dancing TV show over the years, including Martin Offiah, Matt Dawson and Austin Healey.

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