Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis was one of thousands to pay tribute to Rob Burrow on an emotional day at Headingley.
Leeds-born Lewis is best known to film audiences as the actor to portray Neville Longbottom in the big screen adaptation of JK Rowling’s books.
And he was on hand to show his support for Burrow, and testimonial man Jamie Jones-Buchanan, at this afternoon’s match against Bradford.
He told Sky Sports’ Brian Carney: “I grew up watching Rob play from the terraces with my dad and he’s an absolute hero of mine.
“And then I got to meet him and all of the lads, and Rob was the bloke who really took me under his wing and introduced me to everyone.
“He’s got no business being a rugby player with his size and yet he went on to become one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen and certainly one of the greatest players that Leeds ever had.
“It’s been so amazing watching him over all these years, so any opportunity that we have to support him, we’re going to be here.”
Meanwhile, Lewis is backing Rhinos boss Richard Agar, and new captain Stevie Ward, to guide the club to on-field success in 2020.
He added: “We’ve had a few ups and downs, and a few signings that didn’t quite come off, with various reasons that people have had to leave the club.
“But I feel like we’re in a really settled place right now, which we haven’t been for some time, and not since the legends left.
“I think Agar is going to do a really good job and I think Stevie Ward becoming captain is massive.
“He’s been with the club for a long, long time and he learnt from the best in Kev Sinfield and we always said he was going to be the new Kev.
“I think this is the year that we’re going to see it.”