1912–13 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1912–13 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football League
1912–13 Season
Champions Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
League Leaders Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Johnny Thomas 198
Top try-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Albert Rosenfeld 80
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The 1912–13 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the eighteenth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Huddersfield ended the regular season as league leaders and then defeated Wigan 29-2 in the play-off final to win their second Championship in as many seasons.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Huddersfield who defeated Warrington 9-5.

Ebbw Vale dropped out.

Matches between Wakefield Trinity and Coventry, and Bramley and York were cancelled.[1]

Huddersfield's Australian Stand-off/Five-eighth Albert Rosenfeld broke his own record of 76 tries in a season which he set last year by scoring 80 this season.[2]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Rochdale Hornets 21–5 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Batley beat Hull to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Huddersfield 32 28 0 4 732 217 56 87.5
2 Wigan 34 28 0 6 702 249 56 82.35
3 Hull Kingston Rovers 32 23 1 8 469 273 47 73.43
4 Dewsbury 34 23 1 10 534 230 47 69.11
5 Hunslet 34 22 2 10 468 252 46 67.66
6 Broughton Rangers 30 17 4 9 303 173 38 63.33
7 Salford 30 19 0 11 245 182 38 63.33
8 Wakefield Trinity 33 20 2 11 348 350 42 63.33
9 Batley 32 18 1 13 379 218 37 57.81
10 Leeds 34 19 1 14 497 281 39 57.36
11 Oldham 32 17 2 13 341 273 36 56.24
12 Rochdale Hornets 34 17 2 15 327 277 36 52.94
13 Hull 34 16 3 15 318 328 35 51.47
14 Widnes 32 15 2 15 333 319 32 50
15 Swinton 32 15 1 16 248 256 31 48.44
16 St Helens 32 14 1 17 370 331 29 45.31
17 Bradford Northern 34 14 2 18 253 336 30 44.12
18 Warrington 32 13 2 17 214 278 28 43.75
19 Runcorn 30 11 0 19 209 347 22 36.66
20 York 29 10 0 19 256 465 20 34.48
21 Halifax 32 10 2 20 269 367 22 34.38
22 Barrow 30 9 2 19 235 351 20 33.33
23 Leigh 30 8 0 22 153 321 16 26.67
24 Keighley 28 4 3 21 143 419 11 19.64
25 Bramley 31 4 1 26 172 686 9 14.52
26 Coventry 27 0 1 26 157 896 1 1.85

Championship play-off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Huddersfield 30
4 Dewsbury 3
Huddersfield 29
Wigan 2
2 Wigan 16
3 Hull Kingston Rovers 3

Huddersfield's Douglas Clark scored a hat-trick of tries in his side's victory in the Championship final.[3]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Huddersfield defeated Warrington 9-5 at Leeds in front of a crowd of 22,754.

This was Hudderfield’s first Challenge Cup win in their first Final appearance.[4]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1912-13 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Corbett, Claude (1933-09-20). "Warm Welcome: League tourists meet veterans". The Courier-Mail (Australia). p. 11. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  3. ^ Ledger, John (2005-10-02). "Fartown legend Clark joins RL's Hall of Fame". Yorkshire Post (Europe Intelligence Wire). Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07.