A MOVING documentary, ‘Rob Burrow: My Year With MND’, will be shown on BBC2 tonight, Tuesday, from 7pm.

The half-hour documentary follows the treasured 5ft 5in former Leeds Rhinos and England scrum-half as he displays the same spirit in his fight against the incurable disease as he showed in adversity on the rugby field.

Warrington Guardian:

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“I have too many reasons to live,” says the 38-year-old. “I’m not giving in until my last breath.”

The film follows his trips to see the specialist and includes moving interviews with his parents, wife Lindsey – his childhood sweetheart – and former teammates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.

Rob, who has three young children, says his mind “is so strong and positive” but there is clear evidence that the disease is taking its toll on his body as he struggles for mobility and speech.

He was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after a meeting with former Scotland rugby union international and fellow MND sufferer Doddie Weir.

Rob was diagnosed with the degenerative disease barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in 2017.

He was the thorn in the side of many a team, including Warrington Wolves, during his distinguished career but now the entire rugby league family and the world beyond is on his side.