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- Created 2012-03-12
is an English professional
rugby league football
club based at Headingley Stadium in North-West
, West Yorkshire. They are the most successful club in the Super League competition history.
The club (then Leeds St Johns) in 1870 and changed its name to Leeds in 1890. In 1895 Leeds was one of the original twenty-two rugby clubs that broke away from the establishment and formed what is now the
Rugby Football League
, making it one of the world's first rugby league teams. Leeds was one of the twelve clubs to join
when the new league format was introduced in 1996. The 'Rhinos' nickname and logo were introduced in 1997. Leeds is owned by the same company that owns the Leeds Carnegie rugby union team.
Leeds won its first
final in 1910, and has gone on to win it eleven more times. The club did not win its first
until 1961. Since then it has won nine in total, as well as three
World Club Challenge
titles. Leeds are the reigning Super League champions and are the third most successful rugby league club in England behind only
, as judged by the number of combined
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