Leeds have made a fine gesture by donating £20,000 to Hull KR and the RFL Benevolent Fund to support Mose Masoe.
The 30-year-old suffered a career-ending spinal injury during a pre-season friendly against Wakefield in January, and is now recovering at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.
With the Rhinos topping up the total to £20,000, it takes the Benevolent Fund’s appeal for support for Masoe and his family into six figures.
Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “In these unprecedented times for the country, it’s important that we don’t forget the battles that Mose Masoe and Rob Burrow were already facing.
“As we said before Hull KR came to Emerald Headingley in February, we wanted to give our supporters and staff the chance to show their support to Mose – and now we want to thank them for such a generous response.
“That generosity came not only from the supporters of both teams who came on the night, but also from our corporate guests, and from the Players’ Association and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation – and our players and non-rugby staff also wanted to show their support.
“It was a typically generous gesture also from Rob Burrow to think of Mose at the Gala Dinner that was arranged to support his own family.
“That means we are able to make a substantial donation to the Benevolent Fund, who do such a great job for the game under the leadership of Steve Ball. And it goes without saying that we also send our very best wishes to Mose and his family.”
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