The rugby stadium has staged more than 40 international rugby
league matches and countless domestic finals. Both the Leeds Rhinos
and Leeds Tykes have the stadium as their home ground.
St. Johns, later to become Leeds rugby league football club then
in turn to became Leeds Rhinos, moved to Headingley in 1889 and
built Headingley stadium.
RUFC, later to become Leeds Tykes, was formed in June 1991 after
the amalgamation of two clubs, Roundhay and Headingley.
July 1998 Leeds RUFC became part of the world's first rugby partnership,
Leeds Rugby Limited.
Headingley cricket ground adjoins the rugby stadium via a shared
main stand. It has seen test cricket since 1899 and can hold a capacity
spectators have been lucky enough to witness some of the greatest
moments in cricket. The most memorable innings probably being Geoff
Boycott's hundredth hundred, made against Australia in 1977.
also provided the stage for the most dramatic comeback in test cricket
in 1981, when England beat Australia by 18 runs. The bookies had
England at 500-1 after being 227 runs behind and they were 135-7
in their second innings.
Botham with the bat and Willis with the ball worked miracles and
claimed victory for England.