Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall pay tribute after passing of heroic former rugby player Rob Burrow

Last weekend, Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall faced off in the quarterfinals of the Nordic Darts Masters but also paid tribute to Rob Burrow who passed away last week.

Smith eventually won the duel 6-4. He is well known as a big rugby fan and they held up a sign afterwards saying One Rob Burrow after his sad passing.

Burrow's passing sent shock waves through not only the sporting world but also the UK in general. The 41-year-old former Leeds Rhinos rugby player passed away in early June after a long battle with MND (Motor Neurone Disease) which he long campaigned for and raised awareness of the disease. After announcing his diagnosis before Christmas 2019, he took part in a multitude of documentaries and even when he became wheelchair bound, he continued to campaign.

As did his best friend and former captain, Kevin Sinfield who two months later took on four incredible challenges to raise more than £7million for MND charities. Their friendship made headlines around the world with the strength of both men and their bond no matter what being at the forefront. Sinfield continued to run marathons and take part in a multitude of challenges for his friend until just before he passed away in June.

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