Leeds Carnegie should kick on from defeat

Rugby Football Union Championship club Leeds Carnegie may have suffered defeat at the hands of the Newcastle Falcons in the semi-finals of the play-offs but the performance of the players during that defeat has made Diccon Edwards, the Director of Rugby at the club very proud. And according to Edwards, the club has the perfect platform now to kick on and target a return to the Aviva Premiership next season after failing to return to the top flight in their second attempt as well.

Edwards wants Leeds Carnegie to qualify

Diccon Edwards, the Director of Rugby of the Rugby Football Union Championship side Leeds Carnegie has admitted that he would want his side to reach the promotion playoffs by virtue of their own merit and not because of the failure of the other teams before or after them in the standings.

Leeds is fighting it out in a fight to the finish against Bristol Rugby for the fourth and final playoff position in the RFU Championship table.

McColl to stay with Leeds Carnegie

The current season has been extremely inconsistent for the Rugby Football Union Championship club Leeds Carnegie, and good things have been a scarcity to say the least. But with the race for the playoffs spot entering its final stretch, things are looking a lot brighter for the Yorkshire based club and the positive vibes are also doubling up.

Having defeated the Cornish Pirates, a direct rival for a place in the top four last week, the club has secured the services of one of their most sought after players for one more season at least.

Leeds Carnegie starlets shine in Pontypridd defeat

A host of youngsters for Leeds Carnegie gave a good account for themselves, proving that they have the capacity to lead the Rugby Football Union Championship club into a bright future on a gloomy day in Wales as they suffered a 25-8 defeat at the hands of the Wales Premier League champions Pontypridd.

Leeds Director of Rugby Diccon Edwards gave debuts to three players and the youngsters proved that they have the mettle to carry the famous club from Yorkshire to the glory days that they had been craving for years.

Leeds Carnegie looking to get over Disappointment

Jacob Rowan believes the humiliation that the Leeds Carnegie suffered at the hands of Newcastle Falcons last weekend will help them bounce back and will drive them against the other teams, starting with the don caster Knights. Leeds suffered a 53-10 thrashing at the hands of the promotion favorites at Kingston Park in the RFU Championship match last weekend, just five days after they themselves smashes Bristol Rugby for over 50 points.

Leeds Carnegie Sign Ben Harris

Yorkshire based RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie have snapped up the services of Ben Harris, a former prop for Rotherham on a short term until the end of the year to bolster their squad as the side looks to prepare itself ahead of another season in the second tier of English professional rugby. Harris, who originally hails from Huddersfield, weighs a massive 125kgs and is a tall figure with a 6ft 4in frame and he can play on either side of the scrum.

Sir Ian McGeechan Returns

Sir Ian McGeechan has returned where it all began for him in terms of club rugby after taking over the reins as executive chairman of RFU Championship Rugby Union side Leeds Carnegie.

The former international player for Scotland was born and spent his formative years in Yorkshire in Leeds and began his professional rugby career with Headingley in 1964. It was the only club that he represented during his long and distinguished career and which merged with Roundhay to form what we know today as The Carnegie.

Leeds Carnegie Sign Doncaster Duo

RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie have raided fellow Yorkshire based side and their RFU Championship rivals the Doncaster Knights and have signed centre pairing Freddie Burdon and Ollie Goss to bolster their defensive lineup ahead of next season’s Championship as they aim to bounce back into the Aviva Premiership.


Leeds have been handed a well needed boost in the midst of their play off campaign. With two of their hottest prospects signing up to new contracts tying them to the Yorkshire club for the next few seasons.


With their hopes of promotion back to the Aviva Premiership at the first time of asking hanging very much in the balance, Lee Blackett, the long serving winger of the Leeds Carnegie has come out and stated that there is no chance of giving up on the hopes of promotion and they will fight on till the final whistle in their last game for it.


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