Commemorative book also planned

Huge banners produced in tribute to Rob Burrow

Impressive size of the banners was evident at Wembley

FaberExposize UK pulled out all the stops to produce two huge banners to commemorate the life of rugby league legend Rob Burrow CBE.

Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2020 and died on 2 June aged 41. He played for Leeds Rhinos for his entire career.

The massive banners, each 35 metres by 20 metres in size, were displayed by the crowd at the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley held last weekend.

FaberExposize UK managing director Iain Clasper-Cotte said it was a privilege to produce the tribute.

“As a Leeds based business, it was an honour for FaberExposize UK to be asked to print these memorial banners for Rob Burrow, a true Leeds legend and we are proud to have played a part in celebrating his legacy at such a prestigious event.”

He told Printweek: “We’d actually made a decision not to take on any more jobs that week, but when the request came in the team said we’ve got to do it, and they all put in the extra hours to complete the job.

“We can actually see the Leeds Rhinos stadium from the factory,” he added.

The banners were printed on recycled flag polyester made from plastic bottles and were printed on the firm’s Agfa Avinci wide-format printer.

One of the banners in production at FaberExposize's Leeds site -

Burrow was patron of the MND Association and a charity appeal to set up an MND Care Centre in Leeds in his name is currently at 87% of its £6.8m target.

FaberExposize UK has also made a donation to the MND Association.

Thousands of tributes to Burrow have also been left at Leeds Rhinos’ AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium.

The club is photographing the shirts, mementos, flowers and notes and will create a special book detailing the tributes, with copies going to Burrows’ family, a copy to be held at the stadium and one to be housed in the new Rob Burrow Centre for MND. 

Leeds Rhinos have also announced that their next home game against Leigh Leopards on 21 June will be a celebration of Burrow’s life.