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Rob Burrow: Challenge Cup final to start at 3.07pm in tribute to Leeds legend

Burrow won two Challenge Cups in a stellar career that also saw him lift eight Super League titles and three World Club Challenges.

Fans inside the stadium will be invited to take part in a minute’s applause in the seventh minute of each of the four finals taking place on the day – the Champion Schools Final in the morning, the 1895 Cup Final between Sheffield Eagles and Wakefield Trinity, and the two main events.

RL commercial managing director Rhodri Jones said: “Once the shock and sadness of Sunday night’s news had sunk in, we recognised the responsibility to provide a fitting celebration of a rugby league superhero.

“We are grateful to BBC Sport and Wembley Stadium for their support – and to all involved with the six clubs and two schools who will be playing at Wembley on Saturday.

“Challenge Cup final day has a great tradition of the rugby league family coming together – this year, for reasons none would have chosen, we will be united in grief, but also in paying suitable tribute to a player who has transcended the sport.”