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Leeds Rhinos

2017 Super League Champions

1920s

1922-1923 Cup Winners
1929

1929-1930

The campaign provided a “mixed bag” with small success in the Cup Competitions and only consolation Runners-up awards in the Northern League and Yorkshire League Championships. Close season activity had been remarkably quiet so that the management could only report the signing of J. Fairhurst from Batley, and within a..Read More

1928

1928-1929

This was yet another highly successful season with Leeds well amongst the Honours. The Yorkshire Cup was regained after a lapse of seven years, and we were runners-up in both the Northern R.L. Championship and the Yorkshire League. The playing strength was maintained at a high level with the recruitment..Read More

1927

1927-1928

This was a highly successful season. Leeds gained 2nd place in the Northern Rugby League table and thus took part in the Championship play-off for the first time since 1920. The Yorkshire League Championship Cup came to Headingley for the very first time, and in addition we reached the Semi-Final..Read More

1926

1926-1927

The high hopes of brighter days which prevailed in April 1926 were dispelled in another season of gloom and frustration. But this was the final dark hour before the bright dawn. During the close season the management had obtained the services of A. C. Lloyd, a centre threequarter from Penarth,..Read More

1925

1925-1926

To the management, and to our supporters, too, the season must have been full of frustration and intense disappointment with little apparently to show for all the endeavours, hard work, and loyal support. In hard, unforgiving and unchangeable fact Leeds had once again failed to gain any major honours: 9th..Read More

1924

1924-1925

Although our season’s endeavours brought no major honours to Headingley interest was maintained at a high level throughout, and the team certainly met with more success than in the previous campaign. The season opened on a bright note with the news that Billy Bowen had been given permission to play..Read More

1923

1923-1924

The management faced the season with high hopes, based quite understandably on the cup winning triumph of the previous year. Early League successes over Bradford Northern, Keighley and Swinton certainly promised well. Even a heavy defeat at Thrum Hall by 20 points to nil, in a game marred by the..Read More

1922

1922-1923

1923!! At the mention of that year the eyes of the older supporters sparkle with glee as they invariably say: “That’s the year we won the Cup”. And then they go on to sing the praises of the famous Busy B’s. Buck, Bacon, Binks, and Brittain had been a formidable..Read More

1921

1921-1922

The team displayed brilliant form in their opening spell, the only defeat in the first nine League engagements being at Widnes. During this period several players made their first appearance in Leeds colours: A. Brown, Welsh International scrum half from Newport; F. A. Davage, J. Dixon and R. Boagey in..Read More

1920

1920-1921

This was an extremely disappointing season in which the team failed to justify the high hopes which were entertained after the triumphs of the previous campaign. The League programme opened with a splendid victory at The Boulevard, by 16 points to 6, which was an extremely good performance in view..Read More