Home » Rob Burrow: Leeds Rhinos announce death of rugby league star

Rob Burrow: Leeds Rhinos announce death of rugby league star

One of the most successful rugby league players in history, Burrow was made an MBE in the 2021 New Year Honours for his services to the sport and for his work in the MND community.

Burrow and his great friend Sinfield were both made CBEs in the 2024 New Year Honours. The pair have helped to raise more than £15m for MND charities since Burrow’s diagnosis.

Leeds said of Burrow: “He never allowed others to define what he could achieve and believed in his own ability to do more.

“The outpouring of love and support that Rob and the whole Burrow family have received over the last four and a half years meant so much to Rob.

“In particular, the rugby league family and MND community have rallied around Rob to inspire him, thank you for your support.

“For those who knew Rob throughout his life, his determination and spirit in the face of MND over the last four and a half years came as no surprise.

“Rob never accepted that he couldn’t do something. He just found his way of doing it better than anyone else.

“He will continue to inspire us all every day. In a world full of adversity. We must dare to dream.”

In February, it was announced that the player of the match award at this year’s Super League Grand Final will be renamed after Burrow, the first player to win the trophy twice, in 2007 and 2011.

More to follow.