Leeds Tykes

Our history

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Leeds Tykes has a proud and long heritage stretching as far back as 1878 and the formation of Headingley FC, who were later to merge with Roundhay RUFC to form Leeds RUFC.

A story of seven eras

To tell our story we have broken the history down into seven eras. Click on each one to read the details.

1878 – 1992Headingley FC 
1924 – 1992Roundhay RUFC 
1992 – 1998Leeds RUFCPlayers’ debuts
1998 – 2007Leeds TykesPlayers’ debuts
2007 – 2014Leeds CarnegiePlayers’ debuts
2014 – 2020Yorkshire CarnegiePlayers’ debuts
2020 –Leeds Tykes 

A list of our players winning international caps.