"You keep fighting" - Kevin Sinfield stops for emotional chat with man suffering with MND - Ruck

“You keep fighting” – Kevin Sinfield stops for emotional chat with man suffering with MND

In an incredible moment, Kevin Sinfield took a brief break from the last of his ultra marathons to chat with a man who has been suffering with Motor Neurone Disease for 10 years.

Emma Thomson tweeted: “Huge thank you to Kevin Sinfield and his team, not only for taking the time to stop and talk to my dad (who has lived with MND for 10 years) but for everything they’ve put themselves through for the past 7 days to raise awareness and funds for MND. A true legend.”

Sinfield, who was being thanked by the man for his fundraising efforts, said: “You don’t have to thank me for anything. You just keep fighting.”


Another great moment came on BBC Breakfast News as they went live to the rugby legend at a rather awkward time.

Reacting to the clip, one fan wrote: “Couldn’t have timed that better….”

“This. Was the best bit of TV for a long time,” commented a second.

A third wrote: “Was very funny especially when a little while later the interviewer kicked off the interview with ‘that was a long leg’,”

“So he is human added another.”

His epic ultra 7 in 7 has raised over one million pounds for those living with and affected by motor neurone disease.

The Ultra 7 in 7 challenge will support five charities which support people affected by MND, and invest in research to bring us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease.  

The main beneficiaries will be the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds.

However, there will also be donations to MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation plus support for the 4ED campaign to support former Gloucester and Leicester Rugby Union player Ed Slater, who was recently diagnosed with MND.

The 50 Greatest British Rugby Players Of All-Time Have Been Ranked By Fans

Wales and Lions legend Gareth Edwards has been named the best British rugby player of all time by fans ahead of England World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson.

The 75-year-old scored 20 tries during a remarkable unbroken run of 53 Wales caps over the course of a decade, while there were also 10 Tests for the Lions over three tours.

Posted below are the top 50 British rugby players of all time, according to fans.

50 Greatest British Rugby Players:

#50. Mike Tindall (England)

#49. Scott Quinnell (Wales)

#48. Matt Dawson (England)

#47. Will Carling (England)

#46. Scott Hastings (Scotland)

#45. Jonny May (England)

#44. Finlay Calder (Scotland)

#43. Maro Itoje (England)

#42. Rob Howley (Wales)

#41. Adam Jones (Wales)