MX23RW : Saturday, November 28 19:36:41| >> :600:2691628:2691628:
Jun 7, 2014 at 8pm UK
Argentina
2-0
Slovenia
Alvarez (12'), Messi (76')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Rob Burrow and family celebrate at home as Leeds win Challenge Cup

Rob Burrow and family celebrate at home as Leeds win Challenge Cup
© Reuters
The 38-year-old was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December.

Guest of honour Rob Burrow celebrated with his family from home as Leeds clinched their dramatic Coral Challenge Cup final victory over Salford.

The BBC has posted footage of the former Rhinos and Great Britain scrum-half, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in December, watching the decisive closing stages of the game, during which skipper Luke Gale's late drop goal secured a 17-16 win.

Burrow was chief guest "in absentia" for the showcase final at Wembley after turning down an invitation to attend the game in person and can be seen giving a thumbs-up to the camera as his children cheer and sing.

Leeds had hoped the 38-year-old would be able to lead out the team with whom he won the trophy in 2014 and 2015, but the Rugby Football League ensured he was at still centre-stage as he followed in the footsteps of both the Queen and her grandson, the Duke of Sussex.

Burrow's life with MND was highlighted in an emotional documentary broadcast in the run-up to the final, and speaking after the game, Gale, who wore his predecessor's number seven shirt, said: "It's fitting that I've got his number seven jersey. I know he will have been watching and I hope we did him proud.

"It's been a tough week. We all watched the documentary and he's heroic. I hope we put a smile on his face today."

ID:418944:cQx

Click here for more stories about Rob Burrow

Click here for more stories about Leeds Rhinos

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Rob Burrow in action for Leeds in 2017
Read Next:
Luke Gale hopes Leeds Rhinos win puts a smile on Rob Burrow's face
>
Latest Sports Video

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish League Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Danish Superliga
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
AFC Champions League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Autumn Nations Cup
Rugby Championship
Gallagher Premiership

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!