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Published Time: 03.06.2024 - 01:00:53 Modified Time: 03.06.2024 - 01:00:53

"Burrow played his entire career with Leeds Rhinos and won every honour with the club as part of their golden generation.  Rob Burrow

"Burrow played his entire career with Leeds Rhinos and won every honour with the club as part of their golden generation. 

"A hard working and dedicated player, his fearless performances made him one of the most respected players in the Rhinos ranks."

Former England rugby league teammates Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow raise millions of pounds for research into motor neurone disease, after Burrow's diagnosis in 2019.

After coming through the club's academy ranks prior to his debut in 2001, Burrow made 492 appearances for Leeds.

Following his MND diagnosis, Burrow and his family raised awareness and funds for the MND community.

Former Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield completed seven marathons in seven days to raise more than 1 million pounds ($1.9 million) in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and his former teammate.

To date, the duo had inspired nearly 20 million pounds in fundraising across the UK and Ireland, Leeds said.

Prince William wrote on social media platform X: "A legend of Rugby League, Rob Burrow had a huge heart. He taught us, 'in a world full of adversity, we must dare to dream.' Catherine and I send our love to Lindsey, Jackson, Maya and Macy. W".

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Mr Sunak wrote: "Rob was an inspiration to everyone who met him or who heard his incredible story. I was honoured to spend some time with him last year. He drove a fundraising campaign that supports vital new research improving the care for others …"

Burrow represented England from 2004-13 and Great Britain from 2005-07.

Leeds shared a statement from the family saying: "Rob has always been a true inspiration throughout his life whether that was on the Rugby League field or during his battle with MND.

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