An emotional Rob Burrow returned to the pitch to a standing ovation after his motor neurone disease diagnosis and later hailed the support from a “closely-knit” rugby community.
The Rhinos legend could not hold back the tears as he was welcomed by former team-mates from Leeds’ golden era.
Rob Burrow was treated to a standing ovation by a sold-out Headingley as he ran onto the field for the final time as a player.— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) January 12, 2020
The Rhinos legend could not hold back the tears as he was welcomed by former team-mates from Leeds' golden era: https://t.co/EudCa6B7s9 pic.twitter.com/cHMQlxRWlw
Huge ovation for Rob Burrow as he enters the game pic.twitter.com/S8D7l1SxPf— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) January 12, 2020