We did it for Rob Burrow, says Leeds coach Richard Agar

Richard Agar dedicated Leeds’ Challenge Cup final victory to Rhinos great Rob Burrow.

A drop goal from half-back Luke Gale saw Leeds clinch the Challenge Cup at Wembley as they beat Salford 17-16 in the final.

READ: Leeds 17-16 Salford: Rhinos beat Red Devils to clinch Challenge Cup at Wembley

Agar paid tribute to Burrow, who is suffering with motor neurone disease, after the game and said the win was for the Leeds legend.

Agar said: “Rob is with us in spirit, we carried him all the way through, he’s an inspiration all the way.

“We did it for Rob and it’s Gale, with Rob’s number seven on his back, who came up with the big play.

“I thought the first half we were really good, starting to dominate the game. In the second half everything we spoke about… we made a whole heap of errors, but Luke came up with a massive play for us.

“It’s amazing. I am so proud of everything they have cultivated and nurtured within this group. We showed some resilience when we had to.”

Gale added: “I hope Rob is watching and we did him proud.”

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