1899-1900 Team

To say that little success attended the team’s efforts during the season Is almost an understatement. They could hardly have fared worse. Indeed, as a result of the defeat at Brighouse on February 20th, at which stage only three matches had been won out of the twenty-five played, the team..Read More



It has been well said that” hope springs eternal in the human breast”, and it is therefore no doubt equally true to say that the Leeds Committee, players and supporters looked forward with keen enthusiasm to the commencement of this season in spite of all the disappointments of the previous..Read More



Headingley in 1897

This season saw the introduction of far reaching alterations to the laws of the Game, which further widened the breach between the Northern Union and the Rugby Union. At the Annual Meeting of the Northern Union, which was held at Huddersfield on July 20th, it was decided to amend the..Read More



1897 Challenge Cup Final

There were no major changes in the constitution of the Northern Union for this season, but the Yorkshire section was increased through the admission of Bramley, Castleford, Heckmondwlke, Holbeck, and Leeds Parish Church. There was, too, an innovation in the promotion of the first Northern Union Challenge Cup Competition. Several..Read More



Season 1891-2 was very much better. Losing only six matches in all Leeds reached the final of the Yorkshire Cup. They took a strong side to Huddersfield to meet Hunslet, the other finalists: F. T. Wilkinson; R. Place, T. Summersgill, B. Walker; J. H. Potter, T. Watts; W. Donaldson, W.Lorriman,..Read More



The 1890 team

(under the auspices of the Rugby Union) The Leeds team which defeated Manningham in the first game on the Headingley grounds was as follows: F. T. Wilkinson; Southall, M. Fletcher, T. Summersgill; B. B. Burrell, H. Field; E. G.Load (Captain), J. Broadbent, G. Fowler, E. Hudson, G. Hoyle, G. B...Read More