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Fans and Family Pay Tribute as Rob Burrow’s Funeral Procession Makes Final Journey



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The funeral procession of rugby league legend Rob Burrow made its final journey today as fans and family gathered to pay their respects. The former Leeds Rhinos star, who passed away at the age of 41 after battling motor neurone disease (MND), was the focal point of an emotional procession towards Pontefract Crematorium.

Starting in Castleford, the cortege passed through streets lined with supporters, many wearing rugby league shirts adorned with Burrow’s name and iconic number seven. The outpouring of love and admiration was palpable as the cars moved towards their destination, with poignant stops along the way at Featherstone Lions, where Burrow’s rugby journey began.

Speaking before the private service, Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington reflected on Burrow’s career, highlighting the player’s tenacity and talent. He emphasized Burrow’s enduring legacy as both an athlete and a champion in raising awareness for MND.

As the procession wound through Castleford, fans, young and old, came out in droves to honor the memory of a true sporting icon. The streets were filled with a sea of supporters, underscoring the depth of Burrow’s impact on the rugby community.

Among the attendees at the private service were Burrow’s wife Lindsey and their children Macy, Maya, and Jackson, alongside close family members and friends like Kevin Sinfield, who made a special trip back from New Zealand, where he is currently with the England rugby union team.

Rachel Adams

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