Leeds Tykes

Leeds Tykes are back

Leeds Tykes squad 2022/23
Leeds Tykes squad 2022/23

In January 2020, Phil Davies, who led the Tykes into the Premiership and saw them lift the Powergen Cup at Twickenham, returned to the club

In September 2020, the RFU agreed to the request to change our playing title back to Leeds Tykes; the name we played under during 12 years under the leadership of Phil Davies and Stuart Lancaster.

Phil Davies returns to Leeds Tykes

The name change had been expected ever since director of rugby Phil Davies, who led the Tykes into the Premiership and saw them lift the Powergen Cup at Twickenham, returned to the club in January 2020.

Our long-standing arrangement with Rhinos officially ended. For 25 years we shared the Leeds Rugby Academy facilities at Kirkstall with the Super League club and have played home matches at Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium but that ceases.

However, one link does remain with Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington continuing as a director of Tykes and there is further support with Headingley hosting one game each season.
 
Our new home is at West Park Leeds in Bramhope where we share the impressive facilities of the Yorkshire Two club for training and hosting home games.


Covid-19 may have curtailed the 2020/21 RFU season for most NCA Clubs, but local rivals Leeds Tykes, Leeds Beckett University and Hull Ionions joined forces along with Leeds based travel company, Ventur, to organised their own tournament.

During May and June 2021 the clubs played each other at home and away for the top two teams to content in the final. On Saturday 19 June the final was played at Headingley Stadium. for a £10,000 prize fund with the top two teams playing for the Ventur Cup.

The Tykes were crowned Ventur Cup Champions after pulsating final against Leeds Beckett, running out 24 -20 winners.

Leeds Tykes celebrating winning the Ventur Cup
Leeds Tykes squad celebrating their Ventur Cup win June 2021

2021/23 season

The Tykes found their first season in National League 1 hard-going. They finished 13th out of 15 in the table, after a good run of results at the end of the season that saw them escape relegation.

2022/23 season

Rugby
Next Match
Fylde
Fylde
vs
Leeds Tykes
Leeds Tykes
Sat 13 Apr 3:00pm