1898–99 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1898–99 Northern Rugby Football Union season
Structure Separate county championships
1898–99 Season
Top point-scorer(s) Hullcolours.svg Billy Jaques 169
Top try-scorer(s) Oldhamcolours.svg Sam Williams 39
Joined League Millom
Left League Morecambe
Lancashire Senior Competition
Champions Broughton Rangers
Yorkshire Senior Competition
Champions Batley colours.svg Batley
< 1897–98 Seasons 1899–00 >

The 1897–98 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the fourth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

The Lancashire Senior Competition was won by Broughton Rangers and the Yorkshire Senior Competition by Batley.[1]

Lancashire Senior Competition[edit]

Although participating in the Lancashire Senior Competition, Runcorn and Stockport were from Cheshire.

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Broughton Rangers 26 21 0 5 277 74 42
2 Oldham 26 20 0 6 385 58 40
3 Salford 26 18 2 6 206 113 38
4 Widnes 26 17 2 7 196 113 36
5 Leigh 26 17 0 9 168 125 34
6 Swinton 26 16 2 8 228 79 32*
7 Runcorn 26 15 2 9 193 113 32
8 St Helens 26 12 3 11 168 18 27
9 Warrington 26 11 1 14 134 217 23
10 Rochdale Hornets 26 9 3 14 112 216 21
11 Stockport 26 5 1 20 102 317 11
12 Tyldesley 26 3 5 18 82 240 11
13 Wigan 26 4 2 20 66 238 10
14 Morecambe 26 2 1 23 47 281 5
  • Swinton had 2 points deducted for a breach of the professional rules.

Yorkshire Senior Competition[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Batley 30 23 2 5 279 75 204 48
2 Hull 30 23 1 6 429 101 328 47
3 Bradford 30 21 0 9 330 139 191 42
4 Leeds Parish Church 30 20 2 8 201 114 87 42
5 Hunslet 30 16 5 9 314 140 174 37
6 Huddersfield 30 15 3 12 169 147 22 33
7 Manningham 30 15 2 13 222 212 10 30*
8 Halifax 30 15 0 15 156 158 2 30
9 Wakefield Trinity 30 11 6 13 209 61 48 28
10 Brighouse Rangers 30 12 2 16 114 191 77 26
11 Leeds 30 11 3 16 127 186 59 27
12 Castleford 30 10 4 16 159 214 55 24
13 Holbeck 30 10 4 16 134 220 86 24
14 Bramley 30 7 3 20 62 266 204 17
15 Liversedge 30 5 3 22 131 439 308 13
16 Heckmondwike 30 4 4 22 70 343 273 12

Manningham had 2 points deducted for a breach of the professional rules.

Challenge Cup[edit]

Oldham beat Hunslet 19-9 in the final played in Manchester in front of a crowd of 15,763.[2]


Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898-99 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.