GIVEN everything that has happened over the last 12 months, it is hard to believe that it is a whole year since arguably the most emotional game ever witnessed between Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos.

January 12, 2020, saw a packed out Headingley host Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan's joint-benefit match, just weeks after the former confirmed he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

The contest ended 34-10 to a clearly superior Leeds side, but the game was all about the legends who came on towards the end, whether they be Robbie Hunter-Paul and Stuart Fielden for Bulls, or Jones-Buchanan and Kevin Sinfield for Leeds.

But the biggest moment of the day came in the 76th minute, when Burrow ambled out on to the field.

A few neat passes showed the scrum half had not lost his touch with ball in hand, and it was a pleasure to witness.

There was a not a dry eye among the 20,000 or so Leeds and Bradford supporters after the game, as Burrow spoke of his honour at getting the chance to play, his voice clearly already ravaged by the effects of the incurable MND.

A video also played on the big screen after the game, showcasing the magnificent little half back's career highlights, of which there were so many.

Many have followed Burrow's plight over the last year, with interviews on national television showing the impact the disease is having on the 38-year-old.

Rob Burrow: My Year with MND was broadcast on the BBC in October and sadly showed how much the Yorkshireman's condition has deteriorated. He is largely confined to a wheelchair and is no longer able to speak.

But he has stayed positive throughout, and appears eternally grateful for the love and support of his young family, as well as a whole host of friends.

And one hopes, just like all those who were in attendance or watching on television, that Burrow will never forget the last time he stepped on to a rugby pitch and had the fans singing his name.

January 12, 2020, one of rugby league's greatest days.