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Emotional Rob Burrow holds back the tears as he takes to the pitch with his three young children for fundraising match after the Rugby League legend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease Rugby league Rob Burrow has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease  The former Leeds Rhinos star, 37, has raised over £235,00 for his MND fund  Burrow took to the field for a special game with his three children on Sunday 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 16:02 GMT, 12 January 2020 | Updated: 16:23 GMT, 12 January 2020

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Rob Burrow held back tears as he took to the field with his three children in tow for a fundraising match after the Leeds Rhinos legend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. 

The 37-year-old has recently been diagnosed with the incurable disease, which is a degenerative condition which affects how nerves in the brain and spinal cord work. 

Burrow retired from the sport in 2017 and has since taken up a role in coaching the Rhinos' reserves. The former scrum half initially thought he had a viral infection before tests confirmed he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. 

Rob Burrow held back the tears as he took to the pitch for a special Leeds Rhinos game

Rob Burrow held back the tears as he took to the pitch for a special Leeds Rhinos game

The former rugby league star has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease

The former rugby league star has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease 

Burrow's daughters brought the ball onto the field in front of a sold out Headingley Stadium

Burrow's daughters brought the ball onto the field in front of a sold out Headingley Stadium

Rhinos players took to the field with special warm up tops with their former team-mate's name

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