Leeds Carnegie will change their name to Yorkshire Carnegie from next season in an effort to broaden the Championship club's appeal across the county.
Sir Ian McGeechan, the former British and Irish Lions coach who is chairman of the Leeds club, on Tuesday unveiled plans for the launch of the new professional outfit at Headingley.
The club, who have twice flirted with the Premiership, will continue to play at Headingley in order to meet minimum standards for the top flight, but with a remit to create a powerhouse for the game in England.
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