Former rugby league player Rob Burrow ‘absolutely honoured’ to receive MBE

Former Rugby League legend Rob Burrow has described his shock at being made an MBE by the Princess Royal saying he was “absolutely honoured”. Burrow, 39, had an illustrious playing career with Leeds Rhinos but his battles off the pitch, after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2019, has endeared him to sports fans and the general public alike. He won eight Grand Finals and 20 international caps during his playing days and his efforts raising awareness about MND have been recognised with the MBE.

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