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Burrow bows out with a hint for Ward; RUGBY LEAGUE.

ROB BURROW led the tributes to his old half-back partner Danny McGuire and predicted his successor as Leeds captain after bringing the curtain down on his career in glorious fashion.

Burrow, 35, hung up his boots after helping the Rhinos to a recordextending eighth Grand Final triumph at Old Trafford with a resounding 24-6 victory over his home-town club Castleford.

It was also Burrow's eighth victory and came just 12 months after his club were forced to battle against relegation after a miserable 2016.

"It's not really sunk in," Burrow said. "To perform that well against such a good side is special. This group of players really believe in themselves."There is a sort of feeling of invincibility with this team. That's not in any way arrogance, you just believe in yourselves."

Leeds must now find a new captain and Burrow says there is no better candidate than 23-yearold Stevie Ward, who recovered from a dislocated shoulder to play the full 80 minutes.

"I love Stevie Ward," Burrow said. "He's a fantastic player.

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