Former skipper Kevin Sinfield 'proud' of Leeds Rhinos' support for club legend Rob Burrow

Former captain Kevin Sinfield says he is “proud” of the way Leeds Rhinos have supported club legend Rob Burrow.
Sinfield, Burrow and other Rhinos legends played in a fund-raising game at Headingley in January. Picture by Steve Riding.Sinfield, Burrow and other Rhinos legends played in a fund-raising game at Headingley in January. Picture by Steve Riding.
Sinfield, Burrow and other Rhinos legends played in a fund-raising game at Headingley in January. Picture by Steve Riding.

Clubs and fans across the sport - and Rhinos in particular - have rallied around the 38-year-old eight-time Grand Final winner since he was diagnosed with the terminal illness motor neurone disease last December.

A massive fund-raising campaign is continuing to ensure his wife Lindsey and three young children are taken care of and Sinfield will be running seven marathons in seven days, from December 1, for the appeal.

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Sinfield, who played alongside Burrow from 2001 to 2015, said: “I am really proud of how everyone connected with Rhinos has supported Rob, reached out to him and helped him in any small way.

Sinfield, left and Burrow celebrate a try in 2012. Picture by Steve Riding.Sinfield, left and Burrow celebrate a try in 2012. Picture by Steve Riding.
Sinfield, left and Burrow celebrate a try in 2012. Picture by Steve Riding.

“I can only be thankful for that.

“I think it makes us all very proud of the club we have when someone’s in strife and people do what they have done, especially at such a tough time for everybody.”

Sinfield this week presented Burrow with the Spirit of Super League award, which he shared with former Hull KR forward Mose Masoe, for his ‘significant contribution to the sport beyond the field of play’.

Masoe suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a pre-season game at Wakefield, but is now walking after initial fears he could be paralysed for life.

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