RECALLED RHINO Rob Burrow hopes he has proved his point.
Burrow scored two tries, including his 150th in Super League, in Leeds Rhinos’ amazing 43-12 win at Hull two days ago.
And the 32-year-old admitted he was determined to underline his value to the team after being dropped for the previous two games.
“I hope I have (proved a point),” Burrow said. “Every time you wear a Leeds shirt you just want to do your best. I, along with a lot of others, would never do anything other than my best, so I was just glad to be back playing.
“It has been absolutely frustrating. I don’t like missing any games. I have had a rough couple of weeks on the rugby front, but I’m back playing now.”
Burrow was left on the bench until 16 minutes into the second half at Hull.
“Obviously you want more game time, but given the opportunity I just try my best at any time,” he said.
“It was at a time when the team was on the front foot and that’s how I like to play. I think I made an impact on the team and I think I have got something to offer. I hope I’ve done enough to keep my place, but we’ll see.”
Burrow’s recall capped a memorable week, during which he became a father for the second time when his wife Lindsey gave birth to daughter, Maya.
“It’s the best feeling in the world,” Burrow said. “It puts rugby into perspective, it is important, but it is just a job when you’ve got a family.
“The important thing for me this week has been the birth of my second daughter, which has been amazing.
“Obviously playing happy probably brings out a better performance.”
Meanwhile, Rhinos legend Keith Senior has joined Sheffield Eagles on a full-time basis, ending a 16-year career at Headingley.
Senior joined Rhinos from Sheffield in 1999 and has combined a role on Eagles’ coaching staff with work for Leeds’ Foundation since 2011.
He will continue to work on Eagles’ coaching staff and also take a more active role in the day-to-day running of the club, including an increased involvement with the Include Foundation.