Yorkshire Carnegie forward Richard Beck is set to become only the seventh player in the club’s history to make 100 league starts for the club when James Lowes side conclude their Greene King IPA Championship season on Saturday at Emerald Headingley against London Scottish.

Beck follows on from team mate Pete Lucock who reached the landmark achievement back in November at Ealing Trailfinders and follows in a rich tradition of club stalwarts.

The previous six to make 100 league starts for the club are:

Mike Shelley (198)
Leeds legend who became the longest serving player ever in the history of Leeds having joined the club in 1996 from West Hartlepool. Mike had been the pack leader for a number of years but was given the added responsibility of captain for the 2000-2001 season, a role he continued until the 2003-04 season.
The 2004-05 campaign saw Mike surpass the 200 appearance mark for the Tykes and he experienced one of his proudest moments for the club when he lifted the Powergen Cup after the Tykes win over Bath at Twickenham.
Mike was a loyal servant to the club and to many epitomised the Tykes. At the end of the 2005-06 season, despite being due a well earned testimonial Mike made the decision to retire after 10 years and 244 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Tom Palmer (141)
Tom first came to Leeds to begin a University degree but was soon spotted by director of rugby Phil Davies, at his first game playing for the University. Tom made his debut against Blackheath on 2nd September 1998.
He was the club’s first England international and became the clubs youngest captain in 2003.
In the 2004-05 season Tom’s passion and commitment to Tykes paid off when he collected his Powergen Cup winners medal. Tom left the club at the end of a disappointing season for the club in 2006 when the side were relegated from the Premiership. In total Tom played 188 games for the club and scored 20 tries. He was still playing professionally in France up until last season.

Ryan Burrows (120)
Former skipper Ryan Burrows left Yorkshire Carnegie last season to join Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons. Ryan joined the club in 2011 from Rotherham and twice won the Player of the Year award.
Ryan was incredibly loyal to Yorkshire Carnegie during his time at the club, turning down a number of opportunities to play in the Premiership in the hope of leading the club to promotion.

Mark Luffman (112)
Mark played 133 first team games for Leeds at hooker of which 112 came in the starting line up in the league. He scored a vital try in the win over Worcester that effectively sealed promotion to the Premiership. Mark is also noteworthy as the club’s first ever try scorer in Europe, with his effort in Parma in 2001. He made his debut in the 1996-97 season against his former club Otley, when Leeds were competing in National 3 and was part of the team’s successful rise through the divisions.

Rob Rawlinson (105)
The third front rower on the list, Rob played at Emerald Headingley for over a decade. In his ten years at the club he helped the team achieve promotion to the top flight three times and was a Powergen Cup winner in 2005.
“Rawly” joined the club in early August 1999 from Orrell, and played under Phil Davies, Stuart Lancaster and Neil Back during his time at the club. He was the first ever player at the club to receive a testimonial.

Peter Lucock (120 prior to London Scottish on 28th April 2018)
Lucock holds a unique position in the club’s history as the only player to ever come from the club’s mini rugby section when it used to be run out of Chandos Park at the formation of the club.
He agreed a new deal with the club this week and has been a virtual ever-present this season. A Leeds-lad, Lucock made his Carnegie debut against Rotherham in 2011 having been promoted to the senior squad ahead of the Championship season.