7th January 2020, 09:13 | Leeds

Leeds Rhinos legends set for return

Leeds Rhinos legends set for return

Leeds Rhinos legends Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Rob Burrow will take to the field for the final time at the Emerald Headingley Stadium in the closing stages of Sunday’s testimonial game against Bradford Bulls. 

The match is a joint fundraiser for Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Rob Burrow, following the announcement that Burrow has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Current fundraising efforts for Burrow sit in excess of £219,000 and you can contribute here.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan said: “I have always talked about the deep sadness that I had because I was unable, through injury, to play in Kev’s final game and this is a wonderful gesture by him in support of Rob Burrow.  

“I hope we can sell out Emerald Headingley on Sunday and make it a day to remember.”

Kevin Sinfield added: “I swore I would never play a game of rugby again after I retired but how can I say no to two of my greatest friends.

“It will be special to walk from the field one last time together and for so many people to come out and support Rob and Jamie makes it even more special.” 

Tickets for this weekend’s fixture are available to purchase here.