Leeds Rhinos launch new look Legends shirt to celebrate Rob Burrow and raise funds for MND Association
Leeds Rhinos have revealed a new look Legends shirt that the team will wear during the 2021 season as a celebration of former player Rob Burrow MBE.
The predominantly white shirt will complement the club’s home and away shirts for the new campaign but most importantly will raise funds and awareness for the MND Association. Leeds Rhinos legend Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019 and has been a high profile ambassador for the MND Association and members of the MND community ever since. The replica shirt is available to purchase now with £10 from every full price sale going directly to the charity.
The shirt includes a number of special features to celebrate Rob’s career, these include:
- On the back – 196 stripes to represent 196 tries for Leeds
- Across the front – 17 hoops to represent 17 seasons at Leeds
- Around the collar – To show our support for the MND community it reads #MND
- Across the chest – 38 stripes to represent Rob’s age
- Along the back – The distinctive Rob Burrow and MND Association logo with £10 from the sale of every shirt going to the MND Association
- Across the heart – Rob Burrow’s iconic number 7 with the Leeds Rhinos badge at its centre
Commenting on the shirt, Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said,
“I think the shirt looks great and there are so many lovely touches that remind us all about Rob and the battle everyone in the MND community is going through every day. I know the players will wear the shirt with pride just as Rob did throughout his incredible career. The best part is the fantastic money and awareness this will raise for the MND Association and on behalf of everyone involved, I would like to say a big thank you to our partners at OXEN for their generosity and especially to all those who order their replica shirt.”
Jenn Dodd, Regional Fundraiser for Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East for the MND Association added,
“The design of this shirt is amazing, celebrating so many aspects of Rob’s career while also acknowledging Rob and all those in the MND community. The ongoing commitment to raising awareness and fundraising from everyone involved at Leeds Rhinos is continuing to make a real difference to people with and affected by MND. We are so grateful to all involved and look forward to seeing people in the future proudly wearing this special shirt inspired by their legend.”
The adult shirts are sized XS to 6XL with Ladies shirts available in sizes 8-20, both priced £49.99. Junior shirts are £39.99 in sizes age 6 to 14 with toddler shirts, age 0 to 4, priced at £29.99.
A limited number of replica shirts will be initially available across the full size range so fans are urged to order quickly to avoid disappointment.