WATCH | Motor neurone battler Rob Burrow makes emotional rugby return
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
Huge ovation for Rob Burrow as he enters the game pic.twitter.com/S8D7l1SxPf
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) January 12, 2020