1913–14 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1913–14 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football Union
Number of teams 25
1913–14 Season
Champions Redscolours.svg Salford
League Leaders Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Top point-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Major Holland 268
Top try-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Albert Rosenfeld 80
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The 1912–13 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the nineteenth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Salford won the play-off final 5-3 against Huddersfield to record their first Championship.

Huddersfield ended the regular season with the best record and were trying for their third title in a row. During their campaign, Albert Rosenfeld scored the most tries in a league season (80) for Huddersfield .[1]

The Challenge Cup Winners were Hull who beat Wakefield Trinity 6-0.[2]

This season saw Hull pay a then World Record £600 plus £14 per week for Billy Batten, a three-quarter at Hunslet. Jack Harrison set a Hull club record 52 tries during this season.[3]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Oldham beat Wigan 5–0 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Bradford Northern 19–3 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

At the end of the season, several of the Northern Rugby Football Union's players were selected to go on the 1914 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Huddersfield 34 28 2 4 830 258 58 85.29
2 Salford 32 25 1 6 320 140 51 79.69
3 Wigan 34 25 2 7 676 252 52 76.47
4 Hull 34 24 1 9 507 264 49 72.06
5 Barrow 30 20 0 10 335 256 40 66.66
6 Hull Kingston Rovers 34 20 2 12 393 298 42 61.76
7 Rochdale Hornets 34 18 4 12 356 270 40 58.83
8 Widnes 32 17 1 14 262 241 35 54.69
9 Leeds 34 18 1 15 342 290 37 54.42
10 Hunslet 34 18 1 15 437 397 37 54.42
11 Warrington 34 17 2 15 280 332 36 52.94
12 Dewsbury 36 18 2 16 378 377 38 52.78
13 Swinton 30 15 1 14 243 232 31 51.66
14 Oldham 34 17 0 17 403 265 34 50
15 Batley 32 14 3 15 253 276 31 48.43
16 Broughton Rangers 32 14 0 18 235 264 28 43.75
17 Wakefield Trinity 34 12 3 19 257 382 27 39.71
18 Halifax 32 12 1 19 359 320 25 39.06
19 St Helens 32 12 1 19 376 440 25 39.06
20 Leigh 30 10 0 20 165 329 20 33.33
21 Runcorn 30 10 0 20 165 442 20 33.33
22 Keighley 30 9 1 20 159 385 19 31.64
23 Bramley 30 7 0 23 163 464 14 23.33
24 Bradford Northern 34 7 1 26 223 492 15 22.06
25 York 34 6 0 28 237 688 12 17.65

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Huddersfield 23
4 Hull 5
Huddersfield 3
Salford 5
2 Salford 16
3 Wigan 5

Challenge Cup[edit]

A Hull team featuring Billy Batten and Jim Devereux defeated Wakefield Trinity 6-0. This was Hull's first Challenge Cup win in their fourth Final appearance.[4][5]

Hull FC: 6

Tries: Jack Harrison, Alfred Francis

Wakefield Trinity: 0

Half-time: 0-0

Attendance: 19,000 (at Thrum Hall, Halifax)

Teams:

Hull FC: Rogers, Jack Harrison, Billy Batten, Herb Gilbert, Alfred Francis, Jim Devereux, Billie Anderson, Tom Herridge, William Holder, Dick Taylor, Percy Oldham, Joe Hammill, Steve Darmody

Wakefield Trinity: Land, Johnson (Benjamin Johnson?), William "Billy" Lynch, Thomas Poynton, Howarth, Jonty Parkin, Milligan, Dixon, Arthur Kenealy "Nealy" Crosland, Beattie (William Beattie?), Herbert Kershaw, Parkin, Burton

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RFL All Time Records". Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ "1913-14 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Hull F.C. History". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.