Leeds City College's continued support of the Leeds Rugby Foundation has seen a number of benefits for the development of rugby in local High Schools and this has been illustrated by the unprecedented success of three Leeds Schools who have made it to Finals of the Carnegie Champion Schools Competition.
Ahead of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Championship win, we look back to the semi final that year when Leeds were underdogs as they took on the all conquering St Helens side at Headingley.
Youngsters at North Leeds Leopards Junior Rugby League club received a lesson in history alongside their skills drills at training tonight (Wednesday) when they were introduced to legendary Leeds winger Wilf Rosenberg.
Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that scans have revealed that former England centre Keith Senior will require surgery on the knee injury that he suffered in last Friday's Carnegie Challenge Cup win over Harlequins which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott says his team will have to be ready for a massive challenge when they travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull FC in the Quarter Final of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
Last weekend, the Rhinos Head of Youth Development Barrie McDermott took the entire Rhinos Academy squad to visit the work done by Leeds Mencap here in the city and give the charity some support in helping tidy up their two bases.
Esene Faimalo joined forces with the Leeds Rugby Foundation's Connecting Communities manager Ikram Butt and a galaxy of former professional rugby league players including Paul Newlove, Andy Gregory, Phil Cantillon, Wayne Jackson, Marquis Charles & Chico Jackson. Mick Potter the Bradford Bulls coach also turned in a guest appearance.
England captain Jamie Peacock has welcomed the resurgence of Catalan Dragons this season under new coach Trent Robinson and says that the Rhinos will face a tough test on Friday night at Headingley Carnegie.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott says he is pleased to be back at Headingley Carnegie for the Fifth Round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup after once again being pitted against rival Super League opposition.
England will step up their preparations for the forthcoming International Origin Match later today when national coach Steve McNamara and the 32-strong Elite Training Squad gather for an intensive two-day camp at Loughborough University.
Carl Ablett is hoping to build on his recent strong performances for the Rhinos as they take a break from league action this weekend for the Fourth Round clash with Crusaders in the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
Leeds second row Weller Hauraki is warning his Rhinos team-mates not to underestimate his former club Crusaders ahead of their televised Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round tie at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Saturday (3.15pm).