FORMER Leeds Rhinos scrum half Rob Burrow has thanked those in the rugby league community and way beyond it after the overwhelming reaction to tonight's screening of the documentary about his battle with motor neurone disease.

Burrow, 38, was diagnosed with MND barely two years after ending his playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in 2017.

The film, entitled 'My year with MND' follows the former international half back on his heroic fight against the degenerative disease, with support from wife Lindsey, plus former Leeds Rhinos team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.

This evening Burrow tweeted: "Thank you for all your lovely comments on the documentary tonight.

"Thank you @BBCBreakfast for everything.

"I only hope we don’t lose sight of one thing, there are people out there suffering from MND with no help. I love you all. #MND #hope."

It will be shown again directly before the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final on Saturday.