A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Leeds legend Rob Burrow has announced that he has recently been diagnosed motor neurone disease. Heartbreaking news.
Sky Sports pundit Barrie McDermott has called for a return for War of the Roses.
Cronulla Sharks have confirmed the re-signing of Scott Sorensen. He is the nephew of Widnes legend Kurt Sorensen.
What’s in the papers
Leeds’ Rob Burrow inspired by Doddie Weir after motor neurone disease diagnosis, report The Guardian.
Alex Walker relishing intense battle for No. 1 sport at Wakefield, report The Yorkshire Post.
What’s on social
An utterly devastating watch.
"I'm taking it as a challenge, I don't intend to lie down, I want to get stuck into it."
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow spoke to us after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 37.
— BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth) December 19, 2019
The rugby league community pulling together, as always.
Aren't people brilliant! ?
— James Deighton (@rlwithjd) December 20, 2019
Rugby league is full of good, genuine people.
On a sad day what a brilliant picture that is. Shows you just what rugby league is all about. Stopped playing together 5 years ago and hes the first man there for him, proper mates pic.twitter.com/dJTUsDADMN
— Jamie Whittleton (@jamiewhittleton) December 19, 2019
What’s on TV/Radio
The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded last Thursday.
RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 12.12Drew and Josh discuss all things rugby league. Join the debate, comment below.
Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, December 12, 2019
Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.
Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.
The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.
Wakefield prop Craig Kopczak turns 33 today.
Also celebrating; New Zealand international Leeson Ah Mau (30), ex-England international Richard Whiting (35) and Whitehaven hooker James Newton (28).
Rob Burrow is one of the most decorated players in the Super League era, having won eight Super League titles, two Challenge Cups, three World Club Challenge titles and three League Leaders’ Shields.