Leeds Carnegie are no more
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2020 09:36

Yorkshire Evening Post

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

Admittedly, plenty has happened since then with Carnegie, after so many financial issues and already operating a part-time outfit, doomed for relegation into National One even before coronavirus saw the Championship campaign cancelled.

Nevertheless, there is finally some clarity about how the troubled club will now look moving forward after eight years as Yorkshire Carnegie.

Tykes, who will use the same logo as when they flew so high in their golden period, have now also seen that long-standing arrangement with Rhinos officially ended. For 25 years they 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 will be further support with Headingley hosting one game each season.

Shame to see another great old club struggling, hopefully they will come back stronger - as per Coventry.

Full Article HERE


Re: Leeds Carnegie are no more
Posted by: BantamWarrior (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2020 12:25

I think your Coventry point is very pertinent. In Rugby there is great value in staying close to your followers and building a sense of community.

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