Rob Burrow to watch Challenge Cup final at home

Leeds legend Rob Burrow has decided to watch the Challenge Cup final at home with his family.

A campaign started soon after the Rhinos beat Wigan for Burrow to either lead the team out at Wembley or presenting the trophy to the winning captain.

With no trophy presentation possible due to COVID restrictions at Wembley, the club had been liaising with the RFL and Burrow about his potential involvement.

Burrow told the club’s official website: “I would like to thank the club and the RFL for all the support they have offered me and the kind invitation to be part of the Challenge Cup Final.

“However, I’ve decided to stay and watch the game at home, like millions of other Rugby League fans around the country, with my family. I would like to wish both teams the best of luck for a special day.”

A special programme ‘Rob Burrow: My Year with MND’ will be broadcast on BBC Two on Monday October 12 (7pm).

The Challenge Cup final between Leeds and Salford takes place on Saturday October 17, behind closed doors at Wembley, live on BBC One.

23 Comments

  1. If that’s what you want mr RB that’s your choice , I just hope your as well as can be and enjoy the game from home , keep safe little man , yours a. Viking fan

  2. Your decision is well respected rob you have done your bit it is time for the up and coming young men who you as a coach have inspired and helped sit back and enjoy thanks for the memories Robinson burrow

  3. Your decision is well respected rob you have done your bit it is time for the up and coming young men who you as a coach have inspired and helped sit back and enjoy thanks for the memories Rob burrow

  4. You just do what you want NO 7 Rob Burrows, your such a Strong, inspirational, Caring Man, Loved you on the Pitch and more so now, you be watching the Challenge Cup final with many of us, sending Loads of Love, Tackle cudddles to you and yours xx THERES ONLY ONE ROB BURROWS FOREVER xx ALAW xx🏉🏉💪💪❤💛❤💪💪

  5. Just to say how moved I was by your reply to the invitation to be at Wembley. You really a true legend and I wish you and your family the utmost best wishes. If the world had more Rob Burrows it would be far better place.(a saints supporter)

  6. Well done Rob. It will be great to share it with your family. And Warner take care. There are a lot of people thinking of you.xx

  7. Our little pocket rocket your decision is to be respected rob. Let’s hope the boys can give you another memory. Love to you and your family little man.

  8. Good Luck Rob, Best wishes to you & your family ! I remember when you used to run rings round our forwards at Hilton park ! Tony – Leigh Centurions fan !

  9. Enjoy the game with family . You will still be on pitch with your team as always . But keep still as no room to jinx about in front room like pitch mate top banana x

  10. Wot a great player you were and a nice guy to match I’m a Wigan fan but could not knock you for your skill your runs your strength take care mate .

  11. From a saints fan you were a fantastic player a real gentleman loved whatching you enjoy the game lol to you and your family

  12. With no fans in Wembley to see you lead the team on to the pitch Rob I wish you a good time at home with the family. You are my number one player, loved watching you running rings round the opposition.

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