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Headingley Rugby Union Team

Despite the growing popularity of Rugby League, Rugby Union continued to flourish in Leeds and one of the most successful teams were Headingley. They were to eventually merge with Roundhay (in 1991) to form Leeds RUFC. This photograph shows the Headingley Rugby Union Team for the season 1897-8.
Back row, left to right: A Mellish, J Batley, E Kaye, S Platts, Firth, H Morphett, W Maclaren, A Perkins, B Burrell.
Middle row: H Newstead, J Stansfield, A Yeadon(Capt), W Mellish, H Mawson, T Potts.
At the front: W Burrell, I Butler

Headingley Rugby Union Team
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