Lydon to lead “Row for Rob” prior to Grand Final

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Lydon to lead “Row for Rob” prior to Grand Final

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Rugby League legend Joe Lydon (above) will lead a team of former Super League stars on a 100 mile rowing expedition across the country on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal; from Monday 4th October to Thursday 7th October to deliver the match ball for the Betfred Super League Grand Final and raise funds in support of the MND Association and Rob Burrow MBE.

Burrow will be at Old Trafford for the culmination of the Rugby League season on Saturday 9th October to present the Man of the Match prize, the Harry Sunderland Trophy, after the game. Burrow and Lydon have both previously won the award, Burrow twice in 2007 and 2011, and Lydon in 1987. Burrow will be joined by his father Geoff at Leeds Dock on the first day of the challenge to wave the team off.

The group is aiming to raise £7,777 with supporters able to donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/row4rob or by texting MNDROW 5 to 70085 to donate £5 or MNDROW 10 to 70085 to donate £10. The maximum donation in one text is £20 and contributors will be charged the donation amount plus one standard rate message.

The team will paddle 26 miles a day, inspired by Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 challenge of a marathon distance per day with the aim to reach DW Stadium in Wigan on Day 4.

Day 1 – Leeds Dock to Low Bradley Keighley
Day 2 – Kildwick to Reedley Marina Burnley
Day 3 – Lower Ford to Riley Green, Houghton
Day 4 – Mill Hill to DW Stadium

The challenge epitomises the spirit of Rugby League with fierce competitors on the field during their playing days coming together for a great cause with heroes from various Super League clubs giving up their spare time to take to the water.

https://www.totalrl.com/lydon-to-lead-r ... and-final/
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Re: Lyndon to lead “Row for Rob” prior to Grand Final

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I thought "who the feck is Lyndon"?

Read it and it says Joe Lydon
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buttmonkey2 wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:27 pm I thought "who the feck is Lyndon"?

Read it and it says Joe Lydon
Sorry saw the typo in the main body, hissed the heading 😳
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O’Loughlin teams up for Row4Rob

Sean O’Loughlin, Tommy Leuluai and Willie Isa will all take part in the Row4Rob to help raise money for the MND Association.

O’Loughlin: “Hopefully we can raise some more awareness for what Mike Gregory went through and what Rob Burrow and many others are currently going through.”

Sean O’Loughlin will captain one team in the final leg of the journey.

The Row4Rob is a charity event to help raise money for the MND Association. The event will see numerous Rugby League legends and high profile supporters tackle a marathon canoeing challenge on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal from Monday 4th October and finishing in Wigan on Thursday 7th October.

Taking place across four days, our Warriors will take part in the final day of the event, with Sean O’Loughlin poised as team captain for one of the two teams.

Here is the event schedule:

Day 1 – Monday 4th October (Leeds Dock to Low Bradley, Keighley – Distance: 26.5 miles)
Day 2 – Tuesday 5th October (Low Bradley, Keighley to Reedley Marina, Burnley – Distance: 24.2 miles)
Day 3 – Wednesday 6th October (Reedley Marina Burnley to Riley Green, Hoghton – Distance: 23 miles)
Day 4 – Thursday 7 October (Riley Green Marina to DW Stadium, Wigan – Distance: 18 Miles)
Talking about the event, O’Loughlin said: “So the concept is that they’re carrying the Super League trophy to Old Trafford ready for the Grand Final but across four days a few teams will tackle a stretch of the canal.

“On day four we’re starting at Top Lock and working our way down to the DW Stadium. Myself, Tommy Leuluai and Willie Isa all make up one team, hopefully we can raise some more awareness for what Mike Gregory went through and what Rob Burrow and many others are currently going through.”

Expanding on the recognition of MND Association, O’Loughlin said: “Phil Clarke told me about the event and I jumped at the chance, anything that we can do to help is a privilege to be involved in.”

He added: “You know more about the disease when it is people that you know who suffer from it so anything at all that we can do to raise awareness, and hopefully raise some money for the cause towards research can only be a benefit.”

The team are hoping to raise £7,777 in a nod to Rob Burrow’s playing shirt number. You can donate to the Row4Rob fundraiser via Just Giving by clicking HERE.

https://wiganwarriors.com/blog/2021/10/ ... r-row4rob/
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They should have come right past me yesterday but didn’t see anything. :roll:
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