PART of Kevin Sinfield’s latest super-human endurance challenge will honour former Warrington Wolves player and coach Paul Darbyshire.

In his latest fundraising effort to support former Leeds Rhinos teammate Rob Burrow and others affected by motor neurone disease, the ex-England captain will run seven ultra-marathons in seven cities across the UK in just seven days, starting on December 1 in Leeds.

The fifth leg of the challenge will take place in Dublin on December 5, inspired by Darbyshire’s work as a strength and conditioning coach with Irish rugby union giants Munster before his tragic death in 2011 aged just 41 having suffered with MND.

Before then, Darbyshire made 106 appearances for The Wire between 1989 and 1997, including in the 1990 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Upon hanging up his boots, he then served as a member of the backroom team for a further decade before joining Munster in 2007.

While in Dublin, Sinfield and his team will work with the Irish MNDA for the first time following on from the incredible work done by legendary RTE broadcaster Charlie Bird, who raised over €3 million for charity with his Climb with Charlie following his own MND diagnosis.

This will be Sinfield’s fourth endurance challenge to support the MND community, with the previous three having raised more than £8million.