400 celebrate Burrow’s career

Over 400 guests attended a special gala dinner at Headingley on Friday night in honour of Rhinos legend Rob Burrow to raise funds for him following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease.
Big names from a variety of sports attended, including England football manager Gareth Southgate and the Brownlees brothers.
World Champion boxer Josh Warrington talked about his admiration for Rob and how Burrow had inspired him as a youngster, telling the audience, “When I was younger I told my dad that I was too small to play rugby. I took up boxing because you always fight against guys the same size of you. What Rob did throughout his career, taking on the huge men of Super League, would be like me stepping into the ring against AJ one week and then Tyson Fury the following week! I have so much respect for him.”
Scottish Rugby Union legend Doddie Weir sent a special video for the night and his former team-mate Kenny Logan was joined by Jason Robinson and Will Greenwood.
The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, Co-Chair of the Conservative Party, also delivered a message from the government reiterating its commitment to research for motor neurone disease.
The night was hosted by the BBC’s Tanya Arnold and Helen Skelton, the partner of Rhinos’ star Richie Myler, with an auction taking the fundraising effort to more than £200,000.