1905–06 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1905–06 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby League
1905–06 Season
Champions Leigh colours.svg Leigh
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Leytham 160
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Leytham 44
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The 1905–06 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the eleventh season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Leigh won the Championship for the first time this season and Bradford their first Challenge Cup.

The two divisions were combined into one competition, with Lancaster dropping out to reduce it to 31 teams. Clubs from the same county all played each other, and arranged inter-county matches as and when they could. Because not all clubs played the same number of matches positions were decided on percentages. [1]

Featherstone Rovers, who were an amateur team at this time knocked a professional side out of the Challenge Cup, when they beat Widnes 23-2 in the second round.[2]

There was no county league competition this season. The inaugural Rugby league county cups took place this season, and Wigan beat Leigh 0–0 (replay 8–0) to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hunslet beat Halifax 13–3 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Leigh 30 23 2 5 245 130 48 80.00
2 Hunslet 32 25 0 7 370 148 50 78.12
3 Leeds 34 25 2 7 377 123 52 76.47
4 Oldham 40 28 2 10 446 125 58 72.50
5 Keighley 28 19 1 8 255 164 39 69.64
6 Wigan 34 22 1 11 441 167 45 66.17
7 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 22 3 11 246 218 47 65.27
8 Broughton Rangers 34 21 1 12 400 222 43 63.23
9 Halifax 38 20 8 10 261 232 48 63.15
10 Runcorn 30 17 3 10 264 136 37 61.66
11 Huddersfield 30 17 2 11 224 174 36 60.00
12 Bradford 34 19 2 13 371 199 40 58.82
13 Swinton 32 17 3 12 203 168 37 57.81
14 St Helens 30 16 1 13 244 212 33 55.00
15 Warrington 38 19 3 16 270 184 41 53.94
16 Wakefield Trinity 32 13 4 15 188 262 30 46.87
17 Hull 36 16 1 19 304 220 33 45.83
18 Salford 34 14 3 17 272 270 31 45.58
19 Pontefract 28 11 1 16 211 196 23 41.07
20 Batley 34 11 5 18 173 215 27 39.70
21 Widnes 28 10 2 16 129 242 22 39.28
22 Dewsbury 36 13 2 21 162 252 28 38.88
23 Bramley 26 9 2 15 126 246 20 38.46
24 York 34 11 2 21 170 249 24 35.29
25 Barrow 32 9 4 19 138 324 22 34.37
26 Normanton 24 4 2 18 50 280 10 20.83
27 Millom 20 3 2 15 77 328 8 20.00
28 Castleford 20 3 2 15 45 325 8 20.00
29 Rochdale Hornets 32 3 6 23 105 327 12 18.75
30 Morecambe 26 2 4 20 99 282 8 15.38
31 Brighouse Rangers 26 3 2 21 87 333 8 15.38

Challenge Cup[edit]

Bradford beat Salford 5-0 in the final at Leeds before a crowd of 15,834 to win the Cup in their first appearance in the final.[3]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1905-06 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. 205. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07.