13 amazing moments that led to Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow receiving CBEs in New Year's Honours list

As the amazing fundraising work of Leeds Rhinos legends Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow is recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, we take a look at some of their impressive achievements that led to the accolades.

The heartwarming friendship shared by the former rugby lea­gue stars has brought tears to the eyes of thousands – and their heroic fundraising efforts have been nothing short of inspirational.

Now, having raised millions of pounds for charity, they’re set to become Commanders of the British Empire (CBEs) in the New Year, marking what has been an incredible four years for the courageous pair.

The CBE is the highest ranking order of the British Empire other than a Knighthood.

Most recently, former club captain Kevin completed his epic ‘7 in 7 in 7’ challenge, which saw him take on ultra-marathons in cities across the country. It raised more than £1,000,000 and counting for motor neurone disease (MND) charities, a condition that ex-teammate Rob was diagnosed with back in 2019.

Since the diagnosis, they’ve both totted up huge sums for charity – and boosted the profile of the disease, which may previously have been unfamiliar to many.

The CBEs, which were announced last night (December 29), are for services to MND awareness.

Here are some of the amazing achievements they’ve had since Rob’s diagnosis which led to their recognition in this year’s list –