Rob Burrow has a poignant message for the Leeds Rhinos players stepping out at Old Trafford for Saturday's Grand Final. ‘None of us know what twist and turns our journey in life will take,’ says the eight-time Super League champion. ‘So make sure you enjoy the special moments when they are in front of you.’ Burrow, more than anyone, knows the importance of savouring every second.
The 5ft 5in former scrum half was in the last Leeds side to win a Grand Final in 2017. That victory over Castleford was also his final match before retiring and he ranks lifting the trophy alongside departing captain Danny McGuire as one of the proudest moments of his career.
Rob Burrow(left) has told Leeds Rhinos stars to enjoy every moment of their career ahead of their Grand Final clash However, just two years later, and having moved into coaching with the Rhinos academy, Burrow was tragically diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
He now uses a wheelchair and has lost the ability to speak. To communicate, including for this interview, he uses a piece of technology called Eyegaze, where he controls a keyboard with his eye movement.Read more on dailymail.co.uk