Players from both teams formed a guard of honour to cheer Burrow and Jones-Buchanan on to the field as 'Marching on Together' was played. On the occasion, Fielden said: “Look at the response. The scenes at Headingley gave football fans chills as rugby league paid tribute to a favourite son who’s been diagnosed with an awful disease. “I don’t get emotional at things I can’t control, but being able to finish off with (Sinfield) at the side of me, who’s been the most influential player in my career, is wonderful because I didn’t get a chance to do that when he retired and I was injured in 2015.”. Buchanan, who made one cap for Great Britain, brought the curtain down on his trophy-laden 20-year playing career at the end of last season, where he won eight Super League Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups, three World Club Challenges and also made 14 appearances for England. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Burrow, who now coaches at the club, was told before Christmas that he had the degenerative neurological condition, for which there is no cure. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Manuel Lanzini scores STUNNING stoppage time leveller to spoil Gareth Bale's second Spurs debut after Jose Mourinho's side raced into early 3-0 lead after Harry Kane double and Son strike, LIVE: Leicester vs Aston Villa... 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It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Bradford Bulls fan Glyn Delahaye, 68, said: "We love Rob Burrow and the way he plays. Duration: 09:04 A campaign to allow people to see their relatives in care homes. To be diagnosed with something like that is unbelievable. Following today’s announcement regarding Rob Burrow and his diagnosis of motor neurone disease, in the New Year, a fund will be set up to support Rob in his treatment and his family of three young children under eight in the years ahead and here is how you can support that now. "It's about everybody getting together and supporting Rob after his diagnosis with a life changing illness. The 37-year-old enjoyed a glittering career with the Rhinos - winning eight Super League titles. "The rugby league community always joins together for events like this. Rhinos played Bradford Bulls in the testimonial that doubled as a fundraiser. 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Viewers watching the father of rugby star Rob Burrow, who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND), in a moving BBC 2 documentary say seeing his dad talk about the impact the illness has had 'is … The 37-year-old will roll back the years to play alongside former Rhinos teammates Buchanan, Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock, with Bradford also set to field some of their former greats to close the match at Headingley. Andy Mace, 49, of Alwoodley, said his favourite memory of Rob Burrow was when he ran the length of then pitch to score a solo try in the Grand Final over St Helen's in 2011. Rob Burrow, from Pontefract, retired in 2017 after winning the Grand Final. Rob Burrow won eight Super League titles with Leeds, Burrow to play for Leeds in testimonial match after MND diagnosis, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Buchanan's testimonial is raising money for the Rob Burrow Fund after the former Great Britain international announced that he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease last month, with over £200,000 already generated for the father of three's young family.
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