Sky Sports have announced that they will broadcast coverage of Sunday’s pre-season fixture between Leeds and Bradford.

The game will raise funds for Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s testimonial and for Rob Burrow, following his recent motor neurone disease diagnosis.

Several former stars from both teams will take to the field, with Kylie Leuluai and Danny McGuire the latest to put their hands up for the cause.

The match is heading for a sell-out, with fewer than 2,000 tickets remaining.

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All elements of the broadcast are being donated by long-term contractors.

All camera, replay, sound and technical operators are donating their services for the day, along with the production and presentation team, while the outside broadcast vehicles are being donated by Telegenic.

Leeds head of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Sky Sports for their support ahead of Sunday’s game, in particular Neville Smith, who has pulled together all the aspects to make this possible.

“I know there are a lot of Rugby League fans who would want to be there but are unable due to other commitments and this will allow them to be part of an unforgettable occasion.”

Sky Sports executive director Steve Smith said: “Fixtures between Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls are always a highlight in the Rugby League calendar.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Rob Burrow, as well as celebrating a glittering career for Jamie Jones-Buchanan.”