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Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos
Full Name: Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club
Nicknames: Rhinos, The Loiners
Founded: 1870
Ground: Headingley Carnegie Stadium
Capacity: 19,700
City: Leeds

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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.

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Location

The club are based in the Headingley suburb of the city of Leeds, which is just north of the city centre and with 2 of the countries largest universities within walking distance, the area is popular with students.

Stadium

The Rhinos home ground, Headingley, has seen numerous redevelopments over recent years but it is still the South Stand that provides the noise and atmosphere for games.

The stadium which not only is it home to the Rhinos as local club, Yorkshire Rugby Union, play some matches there and of course, then iconic home of Yorkshire cricket adjoins the grounds North stand.

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.

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.

Nicknames

The club have a number of nicknames but the most commonly used are the Rhinos and the Loiners, which is the name given to those from Leeds.

Rivals

As you would expect from one of the game’s most historic and successful clubs based in the sports heartlands, the Rhinos have a number of rivalries.

Some of their rivalries are due to the locations of the clubs and some are down to the big battles that the sides have featured in and some are a mixture of both.

Arguably the clubs biggest rivals are the Bradford Bulls, which really came to a peak in the 2000’s when the cubs were both at the top of the sport and battling it out over titles and trophies.

Leeds also have smaller rivalries with both Wakefield and Castleford, who are both based around 10 miles from the clubs home ground.

As two of the giants of the sport for the last 30 years or so, the club have developed a heated rivalry with both the Wigan Warriors and St Helens, with the matches between these 3 giving both fans of the sides and neutrals alike some of the greatest matches of the Super League era.

There is also an historic rivalry with Hunslet, who are also based in the city, but due to the lack of matches between the 2 sides for quite some time, that has fallen away somewhat.

Colours / Playing Kit

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.

History

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.

The club won their first every title championship in 1961 and whist they also picked up wins in both 1969 and 1972, it wasn’t until the 200’s when the club really started to dominate the sport and become one of the giants of the game.

Leeds have enjoyed much more success in the cup throughout their history including wins in the 1010’s, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 90’s.

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 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.

Although the Rhinos are now in transition and have not been able to match the clubs 2000’s-2010’s dominance, they are still a team to beat for every side and they still feature a number of stars of the sport.

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.

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