Rob Burrow to be guest of honour at Leeds Rhinos' Super League clash with Huddersfield Giants

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow will return to Emerald Heaidngley next week, for the first time in 19 months.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 11:46 am

Rob Burrow will be guest of honour at Thursday night’s Betfred Super League meeting with Huddersfield Giants.

The eight time Grand Final winner has not been to a match at the stadium since his fund raising game against Bradford Bulls - which was also Jamie Jones-Buchanan's testimonial - in January last year, when he pulled on a Rhinos jersey for the final time.

The Rhinos Hall of Fame member was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (mnd) in December, 2019.

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Rob Burrow has not been to Headingley on a match day since playing alongside some fellow club legends in January, 2020. Picture by Steve Riding.

His autobiography, ‘Too Many Reasons to Live’, will be launched on Thursday.

Before the game, Headingley's big screen will be show a number of features on Burrow's playing career and his efforts to raise funds and awareness for mnd research.

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Rob Burrow with his son Jackson at Headingley in January last year. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.