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Rob Burrow

Rob Burrow
Burrow while playing for Leeds in 2009
Personal information
Born (1982-09-26) 26 September 1982
Pontefract, Yorkshire, England
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 10 st 6 lb (66 kg) [2]
Playing information
Position Halfback, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001– Leeds Rhinos 410 169 139 4 950
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–13 England 15 12 12 0 72
2005–07 Great Britain 5 4 9 0 34
Yorkshire
As of 20 September 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Robert Burrow is an English professional rugby league footballer with the Leeds Rhinos of Super League. He has represented both England and Great Britain as a hooker/half. He has spent his whole career to date at Leeds, having won the Super League championship with them five times. He weighs less than 11 st (70 kg), extremely small by rugby league standards, and is known by the nickname of "Tattoo" due to his small stature.

Playing career

2000s

Burrow played for the Leeds Rhinos from the interchange bench in their 2004 Super League Grand Final victory against the Bradford Bulls. As Super League IX champions, the Rhinos faced 2004 NRL season premiers, the Bulldogs in the 2005 World Club Challenge. Burrow played from the interchange bench, scoring a try in Leeds' 39-32 victory. Burrow played for Leeds in the 2005 Challenge Cup final at scrum half back in their loss against Hull FC.[3] Later that year he played for the Leeds Rhinos at stand-off half back in their 2005 Super League Grand Final loss against Bradford Bulls.

In June 2007 he was called up to the [5]

He has been named in the Super League Dream Team for 2008's Super League XIII season.[6] He played in the 2008 Super League Grand Final victory over St Helens.[7]

Burrow was selected for the England squad to compete in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup tournament in Australia.[8] Group A's first match against Papua New Guinea he played at scrum half back in England's victory.

2010s

Burrow played from the interchange bench for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup final which was lost to Wigan.

Burrow became the first player to win the Harry Sunderland Award twice by winning the unanimous votes of all 37 judges after his impact in 2011's Super League XVI Grand Final. He was not selected for England's post-season 2011 Four Nations campaign due to a rib injury.[9]

He currently coaches Pennine League division one team Ackworth Jaguars and led them to numerous league and cup finals.

Burrow is due a testimonial next year as he has been playing for Leeds Rhinos for ten years. He has said on Twitter that the kit will be traditional Leeds Rhinos colours (Blue and Amber).

In 2014, Burrow has been linked with English Super League club Hull FC for the 2015 season

Superleague Record

The table below shows a cumulative points and scoring records for Rob Burrow at the end of the 2010 Superleague season.
Club Years Active Appearances Tries Goals FG Points
Leeds Rhinos 2001-08 195 112 121 4 694
Total 2001-08 195 112 121 4 694

[10]

Honours

Club

Cup

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Rob Burrow". Men's team player profiles. englandrl.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Leeds Rhinos Players & Coaches 1st Team". web page. Leeds Rhinos. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hull stun Leeds in Challenge Cup".  
  4. ^ "Eight new faces in Lions squad". BBC. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  5. ^ Burke, David (12 November 2007). "Rob Burrow walks tall for Great Britain". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "2008 engage Super League Dream Team". Super League. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  7. ^ "2008 Grand Final". BBC. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Purdham earns World Cup call-up". BBC. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Ablett named in England squad".  
  10. ^ ISBN 978-0-7524-4650-9 page 165

External links

  • Leeds Rhinos profile
  • England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
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