By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 16:02 GMT, 12 January 2020 | Updated: 16:23 GMT, 12 January 2020
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
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