Leeds Rhinos have revealed a new Legends shirt that the team will wear during the 2021 season as a celebration of former player Rob Burrow MBE.
The predominantly white shirt is intended to complement the club’s home and away shirts for the new campaign and will raise funds and awareness for the MND Association.
Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019 and has been a high-profile ambassador for the MND Association and members of the MND community ever since. The replica shirt is available to purchase now from the club with £10 from every full-price sale going directly to the charity.
The shirt includes a number of special features to celebrate Burrow’s career.
On the back there are 196 stripes to represent his 196 tries for Leeds.
Across the front there are 17 hoops, representing his 17 seasons at Leeds.
Around the collar it reads #MND, in support of the MND community.
Across the chest there are 38 stripes to represent his current age.
Along the back is the distinctive Rob Burrow and MND Association logo, with £10 from the sale of every shirt going to the MND Association.
Across the heart is Rob Burrow’s iconic number 7, with the Leeds Rhinos badge at its centre
Commenting on the shirt, Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “I think the shirt looks great and there are so many lovely touches that remind us all about Rob and the battle everyone in the MND community is going through every day. I know the players will wear the shirt with pride just as Rob did throughout his incredible career.
“The best part is the fantastic money and awareness this will raise for the MND Association and on behalf of everyone involved, I would like to say a big thank you to our partners at OXEN for their generosity and especially to all those who order their replica shirt.”
The shirt is available for fans to buy now at www.leedsrhinosshop.com
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