Burrow looking forward to taking on his ‘second team’ on Saturday

Rob Burrow admits he is looking forward to doing something he’s never done before in his career this weekend: taking on his ‘second team’.

Burrow is Leeds through and through – telling the Yorkshire Evening Post they have always been his team – but the 31-year-old admits Featherstone are his second team when it comes to who he follows.

The Castleford-born half-back has a fond history with the town, playing his rugby as a youngster in Featherstone.

And ahead of Leeds’ clash against Rovers on Saturday afternoon – the first time they have met in a competitive game in years – Burrow says he’s delighted to see them in the mix for promotion.

“I am from Castleford, but I played all my junior rugby at Featherstone, for Travellers Saints, who became Featherstone Lions,” Burrow said.

“If there ever was a second team for me, it would be Featherstone.

“Leeds has always been my team, but I like Featherstone because they were where I played as a junior.

“I have got big raps on the club, it is a real rugby league town and I am chuffed they are in the hunt for a Super League place, just not when they play Leeds this week.”