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Rugby League

Leeds University Rugby League is a high performance sports society where students have the opportunity to develop both their fitness and skills all whilst being a part of a welcoming team environment.
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Leeds University Rugby League is a high performance sports society where students have the opportunity to develop both their fitness and skills all whilst being a part of a welcoming team environment.

About Us

The Leeds University Rugby League Club is dedicated to ensure that you as a student have the most enjoyable experience during the time you are here to study. The club is determined to be as professional and successful as possible whilst on the field of play, however still as friendly and welcoming off it. Being a team sport we engage in plenty of team building activities on and off the pitch to grow together as a group!

Based in Yorkshire, the home of Rugby League, our society currently compete weekly against other clubs throughout the UK in the BUCS leagues and tournaments. In addition to this we also play against other non-university clubs and even national teams!

We set ourselves apart as a club due to our combination of good fun at training and flexibility to accommodate the demands of everyone’s degree programme along with high quality training delivered by our excellent coaching staff. This ensures that all players enjoy being members without ever feeling pressure to choose between their sport or their study, whilst also developing as individual players and as members of the team.

The club therefore welcomes all players old and new with all levels of ability whether you have played before or looking for something new to come and join our club and we look forward to meeting you!

Coming Season (2017/18)

The 2016/17 season saw the 1st team finish 3rd in the Northern Premier League, playing against the best University teams in the country.

The 2nd team embarked on its third league campaign. Improvements were seen throughout the year with many players breaking into the 1st team towards the end of the season.

The coming season sees both sides with opportunities to advance and progress. The 1s will be looking for total RL domination and the 2s for a promotion and Cup Win. 

A development 9 aside team will also be competing in various tournaments around Yorkshire, and further afield. This will aid newcomers' in their understanding of basic RL techniques and skills. 

With Head coach Ian Hardman (Featherstone Rovers), assisstant coaches George Milton (Hull KR) and Luca Costante aiding the first and second teams, respectively, this season promises to be a successful one!


The club provides a welcoming atmosphere to all who wish to get involved. We believe that whilst at the University of Leeds the social side of societies plays a key role in the enjoyment of your time here. For this reason we plan socials at least once every week, normally on a Wedneday night (game day). These socials are great opportunities to get to know the people you see on the pitch and at training to develop new friendships. Our socials involve some fancy dress, old boys nights, the infamous Otley run and many more! All of which will provide you with plenty of stories to laugh about.

Past Season (2016/17)

Last season we mainatined our place in the Northern Premier Division of the BUCS competition, arguably the most competitive division in the country. With a group that contained a mixture of novices and more experienced players we were happy with the outcome of the season and hope to challenge for the title in this in 2016/17. The club gave some of the players the experience to continue on from their own success and build as players.

The club also has players who have achieved success at an individual level as well:

George Milton (Hull KR)

Reece Brunt (Warrington Wolves)

George Shaw (Warrington Wolves)

Harry Aaronson (Keighley Cougars)

Want to know more?

Please don't hesitate to contact the committee at:

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We welcome any questions and shall respond as quickly as possible!

Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding events!


Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.


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