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.