Hull FC confirm Rob Burrow tributes ahead of emotional Leeds Rhinos clash

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Hull FC have confirmed a number of tributes to the late Rob Burrow ahead of Saturday's game against Leeds Rhinos. The Rhinos legend, who won eight Super League titles with the club, sadly passed away earlier this month after a courageous battle with motor neurone disease, with the rugby league community coming together to pay their respects at the Challenge Cup final last weekend.

And those tributes will now continue at the MKM Stadium, with Leeds in action for the first time since Burrow's passing. The Black and Whites have worked alongside the Rhinos to organise tributes that will take place before and during the fixture, including flowers, wreaths, special jerseys, a minutes applause, and more.

The Hull FC squad will wear a special warm-up jersey ahead of kick-off, including Burrow’s name and the number seven, which was synonymous throughout his career. They will also wear black armbands on their playing jerseys during the match.

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The club have confirmed that all warm-up jerseys will be signed by the players and auctioned via the club’s eBay channel in the coming weeks, with all proceeds donated to the Leeds Hospitals Charity’s Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease.

There will also be bucket collections inside the stadium before the game, with proceeds going to the centre. Young players from Rob’s community club, Featherstone Lions, will take part in the bucket collection.

Before the game, the match ball will be delivered by Scott Taylor. The former Hull FC prop was a close friend of Rob’s and recently ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

As the teams enter the field of play ahead of the match, a video remembering Rob’s life and some of his most iconic moments will be played on the big screens, before Rob’s former teammate Liam Sutcliffe and Leeds Rhinos captain Rhyse Martin lay wreaths on behalf of both clubs.

A minute’s applause will be observed ahead of kick-off, with supporters also encouraged to join in a further minute’s applause in the seventh minute of the match in remembrance and tribute to Rob, whose name and shirt number will be displayed throughout the afternoon with a large banner in the North Stand.

Hull FC have also reminded supporters that the club’s Book of Condolence at the MKM Stadium retail store is available to sign ahead of kick-off.

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