Rugby League Today: Burrow inspired by Doddie Weir, £50k raised for Leeds legend & Sinfield’s support

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.

Hunslet have announced the signings of Harvey Hallas and Danny Rowse for 2020.

Justin Holbrook has made his second signing as Gold Coast Titans coach.

Cronulla Sharks have confirmed the re-signing of Scott Sorensen. He is the nephew of Widnes legend Kurt Sorensen.

What’s in the papers

Rob Burrow is ready to tackle the fight of his life head on after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, report The Sun.

Rob Burrow met with Doddie Weir just six days after his devastating motor neurone disease diagnosis – and says it has inspired him for the battle ahead, report the Mirror.

Leeds’ Rob Burrow inspired by Doddie Weir after motor neurone disease diagnosis, report The Guardian.

“Doddie’s my inspiration”: Former Leeds player Rob Burrow diagnosed with motor neurone disease, report The Telegraph.

Alex Walker relishing intense battle for No. 1 sport at Wakefield, report The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

An utterly devastating watch.

The rugby league community pulling together, as always.

Rugby league is full of good, genuine people.

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.

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