Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos won the 2011 Super League and became the most successful club in the Super League era, beating St Helens 32-16 on 8th October 2011.

Formed in 1870, Leeds won its first Challenge Cup final in 1910, and has gone on to win it eleven more times. The club did not win its first Championship until 1961. Since then it has won seven in total, as well as two World Club Challenge titles. Leeds was one of the original twelve Super League clubs when rugby league became a summer sport in 1996. The Rhinos nickname and logo was introduced in 1997.


2011 ratings statistics

Rating start: 1932 (4th in Europe)

Year peak rating: 2007 (8th Oct, 16-32 v St Helens, Super League Grand Final)
Year low rating: 1789 (10th Jul, 38-18 v Catalans Dragons)

Rating finish: 2007 (3rd in Europe)

Overall ratings statistics (2001-2011)

Peak rating: 2211 (17th Apr 1937, 7-27 v Newtown)

This is the strongest-rated team of any before 1950, and one of the strongest ever. They were to become three-time premiers after going through the season unbeaten, and on this date were over 300 points clear of the next-best team (Balmain).

Best season average: 2199 (1937)

As mentioned above, one of the six unbeaten seasons ever, and this power was reflected in this very high average rating. It should be noted however that the season was shortened to accommodate a Kangaroos tour – whether they would have lost later in a longer season, we’ll never know.

Worst rating: 1610 (16th Jul 1949, 48-6 v South Sydney)

The club had declined in the years after their 1945 Premiership, and in 1949 finished with the wooden spoon.

Worst season average: 1695 (1949)

Balmain only won three matches in 1949, and finished adrift at the bottom of the table, one of their worst ever seasons.

Detailed summary:


Peak rating: 2085 (17th May 1941, 13-2 v Canterbury)
Best season average: 2064 (1945)
Worst rating: 1610 (16th Jul 1949, 48-6 v South Sydney)
Worst season average: 1695 (1949)


Peak rating: 2211 (17th Apr 1937, 7-27 v Newtown)
Best season average: 2199 (1937)
Worst rating: 1751 (24th Apr 1930, (won) 12-26 v Eastern Suburbs)
Worst season average: 1845 (1930)


Peak rating: 2054 (10th May 1924, 28-11 v North Sydney)
Best season average: 1998 (1924)
Worst rating: 1713 (31st Aug 1929, 14-25 v Western Suburbs)
Worst season average: 1792 (1926)


Peak rating: 2162 (28th Jun 1913, 28-9 v Glebe)
Best season average: 2139 (1913)
Worst rating: 1780 (13th Jul 1918, 13-5 v South Sydney)
Worst season average: 1824 (1918)

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