Rugby league legends prepare to dust off the boots for Rob Burrow charity match

Rob Burrow’s closest friends and former Leeds Rhinos team-mates are set to play in a fundraising game for the rugby league legend on Wednesday.

The iconic ex-scrum-half was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019 but has been supported closely by many of the players with whom he won so much silverware.

A team of ‘Rob Burrow all Stars’, made up of the likes of Kevin Sinfield and Danny McGuire, will take on a RB7 Select XIII, a select squad of amateur players.

The likes of Jamie Peacock and Jamie Jones-Buchanan are also set to feature alongside many other famous names and will be coached on the day by former Leeds boss Daryl Powell.

Also on the list of players due to feature are Iestyn Harris, Mark Calderwood, Chev Walker, Keith Senior, Francis Cummins, Kylie Leuluai, Matt Diskin, Barrie McDermott, Adrian Morley, Gareth Ellis, Richie Mathers, Brett Delaney, Ryan Bailey, Ian Kirk, Danny Ward, Weller Hauraki, Jamie Thackray, Leroy Rivett, Anthony Farrell, Willie Poching, Damian Gibson, Luke Ambler, Ashley Gibson and Jason Netherton.

The game will kick off at 7.15pm at Featherstone Rovers’ ground and there will be a curtain-raiser at 5.30pm entitled the Andy Gregory All Stars v Rugby League all stars.

The schedule for Wednesday’s game at Featherstone is as follows:

4.30pm – Gates open

5.30pm – Andy Gregory All Stars v Rugby League all stars

7.15pm – Rob Burrow All Stars v RB7 Select XIII

Large Donation – Admits one adult

Donation = Admits one concession (u16 or over 65)

Tickets can be bought by clicking here.

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