Nicknames: Rhinos, The Loiners
Ground: Headingley Carnegie Stadium
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Leeds Rugby League
The Leeds Rhinos are one of the most successful teams in the history of Rugby League and are one of the most successful team of the Super League era.
Formed in 1870, Leeds have enjoyed mostly success throughout there long history and with that success coupled with been based in one of the UK’s largest cities, the Rhinos can boast a huge fan base.
The Rhinos home ground, Headingley, has seen numerous redevelopments over recent years but it is still the old South Stand that provides the noise and atmosphere for games.
The stadium which not only is it home to the Rhinos as sister club Yorkshire Rugby Union play there and of course Yorkshire’s home cricket ground adjoins the grounds North stand.
If you think Leeds will continue their success or if you fancy an upset in their next match, why not place a bet on the Leeds Rhinos.
Placing a bet on the Leeds Rhinos not only adds an extra element of excitement to any Leeds fan watching a Rhinos match but if you are an opposition fan heading to Headingley, why not back you team and make any potential victory that extra bit special.
Going to Headingley and coming with the points is a hugely difficult task for any team so it is not surprising that some fans actually back against their team to win. Although backing against their own team is difficult for many fan, it can help pay four ticket and travel costs and it can be a win win. If your team loses, you get some dosh but if your wins, well who cares about the money!
Although the club has an of history of around 150 years, full of plenty of successful periods including winning all that there is to win the sport of Rugby League, the Super League years has proven to be the most successful for the club with their loud and large fan base finessing numerous trophy laden years.
2015 was the most successful season for the not only the club in the current era but also for any Rugby League club throughout history as they won each and every trophy they could with the Challenge Cup, the Super League League Leaders Shield and the Super League title itself all making their way to the ever expanding Headingley trophy cabinet.
The club’s recognition continued as club captain Kevin Sinfield finished 2nd in the BBC’s prestigious Sports Personality of the Year award, with only Andy Murray coming ahead of the former England skipper.
Much of the success in recent times has been built around a nucleus of exciting British talent who have stayed at the club for a number of years. This has allowed the club and players to all develop together and it is now the opportunity for the next generation of players coming out of the Leeds Rhinos youth ranks to step up and grab their first team opportunities.
As a ‘big city’ team that have known years of success it is no surprise to see Leeds been amongst the best supported teams in the league with their Headingley stadium ground almost always at around 90% capacity with sell outs against the bigger teams often occurring.
They have become somewhat of a celebrity Rugby team with a host of famous names showing their support for the club in interviews and with plenty of big names truing up at the ground for big matches.
Wayne Rooney is one such supporter who when not playing for Manchester United or England, the striker can be found watching the Rhinos in action. Other famous fans include Sean Bean, Gabby Logan and Clare Balding.
The South Stand at Headingley Stadium has become a somewhat iconic stand for Rugby League with the fans in the stand known as South Standers) giving the ground a unique atmosphere with a brass band playing tunes to which the crowd sing a long too. With around 10 minutes left in matches the South Stand band play the ‘Last Post’ which gives a sombre yet uplifting boost to the crowd. This atmosphere is something that should be experience by any fan of any Rugby club or sports fan in general) at least once.
The Rhinos traditional colours of Blue and Yellow not only give the club one of the most iconic playing kits in the sport but they are also the colours of the city of Leeds, which gives the club a great link to the city and their kit great heritage due to the limited number of changes in design, style and colours used.