Leeds Tykes

Pete Lucock returns to Leeds Tykes

By Angela Rimmington Brown
New coach Pete Lucock Image of Pete

He’s come home! Pete Lucock has returned to his hometown club. He is a graduate of Leeds Tykes mini-rugby club and he is the only player to have come through the ranks to play for the first team. Pete made 164 appearances during his career with the club, the most of any back in our history. He was voted Player Of The Season for the 2014-15 campaign and as Inside Centre in the 2018/19 Championship Dream Team.

Pete moved to Doncaster Knights for the 2019-20 season and moved up to the Premiership Rugby with Newcastle Falcons on a three-year deal for the 2020-21 season.

And now the 31-year-old is back as Assistant Coach: supporting the day-to-day rugby business and assisting with the backs’ attack and defence coaching.

Now that he’s back, we caught up with Pete to ask him about his return to the club where it all started.

We asked Pete about his role, his thoughts on returning and what he’s most looking forward to this season. Sub-titles are autogenerated so exclude any ‘funnies’